>
>
> A preacher wanted to earn money for his church. He had heard there was
> big
> money in horse racing, so he decided to buy a horse and enter him in
> the
> races. However, at the local auction the going price for horses was
> too
> steep, and the preacher ended up buying a donkey. The preacher figured
> since
> he had the donkey, he might as well enter him in the races. The next day
> the
> donkey came in third. That day in the racing forms, the following
> headline
> appeared:
>
> PREACHER'S ASS SHOWS
>
> The preacher was so pleased with his donkey that he entered him the next
> day
> also. The donkey won. The paper read:
>
> PREACHER'S ASS OUT IN FRONT
>
> The Bishop was so upset with this type of publicity that he ordered the
> preacher not to enter the donkey in the races anymore. The headlines
> read:
>
> BISHOP SCRATCHES PREACHER'S ASS
>
> This was too much for the Bishop and he ordered the preacher to get rid
> of
> the donkey. The preacher decided to give the animal to a nearby convent.
> The
> next day the papers read:
>
> NUNS HAVE BEST ASS IN TOWN
>
> The Bishop fainted. He informed the nuns to get rid of the animal, so
> they
> sold it to a farmer for $10.00. The next day the papers read:
>
> NUNS PEDDLE ASS FOR TEN BUCKS
>
> They buried the Bishop the next day. The papers read:
>
> TOO MUCH ASS RESPONSIBLE FOR BISHOP'S DEATH
>
>
> "The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves but in our
> attitude
> towards them."
> -Antoine De Saint-Exupery
>