Mom has an excellent sense of humor, but at 80 years of age (next month), not the memory of old, so today, she pulled her notes from her wallet and told this joke.
A Catholic priest, a Baptist minister, and a Jewish rabbi want to see who's best at his job. So they each go into the woods, find a bear, and attempt to convert it. Later, they get together. The priest begins:
"When I found the bear, I read to him from the Catechism and sprinkled him with holy water. Next week is his First Communion!"
"I found a bear by the stream," says the minister, "and preached God's holy word. The bear was so mesmerized that he let me baptize him!"
The both look down at the rabbi, who is lying on a gurney in a body cast. "Looking back," he says, "maybe I shouldn't have started with the circumcision."
Mom said that the first time she heard this joke, she laughed until she cried. May we all still have our senses of humor when we are 80 years old!
P.S. This joke came from from Reader's Digest Magazine (submitted by Mitchell Hauser).