The elderly pri…

The elderly priest, speaking to the newly minted younger priest, said,

“You had a good idea to replace the first four pews with the cushioned Captains’ Chair theater seats. It’s worked like a charm… the front of the church is always filled first now.”

The young priest nodded, and the old priest continued,

“And you told me adding a little more beat to the music would bring young people back to church, so I supported you when you brought in that Gospel Dixieland Band & Choir. Our services have not only packed the balcony but are now filling the basement.”

“Thank you, Father,” answered the young priest.

“I am pleased that you are open to the new ideas of youth.”

“All of these ideas have been well and good,” said the elderly priest,

“but I’m afraid you’ve gone too far with the drive-thru Confessional.”

“But Father,” protested the young priest,

“My confessions and the donations have nearly doubled since I began that!”

“Yes,” replied the elderly priest,

“and I appreciate that…

but the flashing neon sign, ‘Toot ‘n Tell or Go to Hell’ on the church’s roof has got to go!”