5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
One perfect Sunday morning, Fr. Hookum, an avid fisherman and owner of many fishing trophies, couldn’t resist the temptation to sneak off to his favorite fishing hole. He called a neighboring parish, pretending to be sick, and got his Masses covered.
Fr. Hookum hadn’t been on the water five minutes before he snagged a fish that bent his pole almost to breaking. After he struggled through a half-hour battle, he finally landed it – the biggest fish he had ever seen, and surely one that would break the world record.
Observing from heaven, St. Peter turned to God and asked, “Why reward this priest with such a fine catch? He lied. He let down his congregation.”
God smiled at St. Peter. “I’m punishing him. Who can he tell?”
In today’s Gosepl, Peter has a fishing story he can tell everyone about.
Deacon Dick Folger