A minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly gates.
Ahead of him is a guy who’s dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, a leather jacket, and jeans.
Saint Peter addresses the man wearing somewhat sloppy clothes. “Who are you so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?”
The guy replies, “I’m Jack Thomas, Jr., a Noo Yawk City taxi driver.”
Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the taxi driver, “Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
The taxi driver goes into Heaven with his robe and staff.
Then, it’s the minister’s turn. He stands up tall and booms out, “I am Joseph Snow, pastor of Saint Mary’s Church for the last forty-three years.”
Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the minister, “Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
“Just a minute,” says the minister. “That man before me was a taxi driver, and he gets a silken robe and golden staff. Why, how can this be?”
Saint Peter looks to the preacher and says, “Up here, we work by results. While you preached, people slept. While Jack drove, people prayed.”
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