In Washington an old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation's capital. He motioned for his nurse to come near.
"Yes, Father?" said the nurse.
"I would really like to see Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid before I die", whispered the priest.
"I'll see what I can do, Father", replied the nurse.
The nurse sent the request to Congress and waited for a response.
Soon the word arrived; Both would be delighted to visit the priest.
As they went to the hospital, Reid commented to Nancy, "I don't know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly will help our images and might even help us get re-elected. After all, I'm IN IT TO WIN IT". Nancy agreed that it was a good thing.
When they arrived at the priest's room, the priest took Reid's hand in his right hand and Nancy's hand in his left.
There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest's face.
Finally Nancy spoke. "Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?"
The old priest slowly replied, "I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
"Amen", said Nancy. "Amen", said Reid.
The old priest continued, "Jesus died between two lying thieves; I would like to do the same."
(From Wicked Thoughts.)