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As a young man, Edgar was an exceptional golfer. At the age of 26, however, he decided to become a priest, and joined a rather peculiar order. He took the usual vows of poverty, chastity, but his order also required that he quit golf and never play again. This was particularly difficult for Edgar, but he agreed and was finally ordained a priest.

One Sunday morning, the Reverend Father Edgar woke up and realizing it was an exceptionally beautiful and sunny early spring day, decided he just had to play golf.

So… he told the Bishop he was feeling sick and convinced him to say Mass for him that day.

As soon as the Bishop left the room, Father Edgar headed out of town to a golf course about forty miles away. This way he knew he wouldn’t accidentally meet anyone he knew from his parish.

Setting up on the first tee, he was alone. After all, it was Sunday morning and everyone else was in church!

At about this time, Saint Peter leaned over to the Lord while looking down from the heavens and exclaimed, “You’re not going to let him get away with this, are you?”

The Lord sighed, and said, “No, I guess not.

“Just then Father Edgar hit the ball and it shot straight towards the pin, dropping just short of it, rolled up and fell into the hole. It was a 420 yard hole in one!

St. Peter was astonished. He looked at the Lord and asked, “Why did you let him do that?”

The Lord smiled and replied, “Who is he going to tell?”

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