--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
> My favorite from this site:
> 
> St. Peter decides to take the day off to go fishing, so Jesus 
offers 
> to keep an eye on the Pearly Gates. He is not sure what to do, so 
> Peter tells him to find out a bit about people as they arrive in 
> Heaven, and this will help him decide if he can let them in.
> 
> After a while, Jesus sees a little old man with white hair 
approaching 
> who looks very, very familiar. He asks the old man to tell him 
about 
> himself. The old man says, "I had a very sad life. I was a 
carpenter 
> and had a son who I lost at a relatively young age, and although he 
> was not my natural child, I loved him dearly."
> 
> Jesus wells up with emotion. He throws his arms around the old man 
and 
> cries, "Daddy!"
> 
> The old man replies, "Pinocchio?"

I told that one to a friend at the Diocese of Tucson. He passed it on 
to the Bishop who apparently almost fell out of his chair.

I heard it as "Pappa," not "Daddy," by the way. More in keeping with 
both traditions.




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