Where Paddy Lost his Hat

Paddy Murphy showed up at Mass one Sunday and the priest almost fell down
When he saw him. He had never been to church in his life.

After Mass, the priest caught up with him and said, “Paddy my Boy, I am so
Glad ya decided to come to Mass. What made ya come?”

Young Paddy Murphy said, “I got to be honest with you Father. A while back,
I misplaced me hat and I really, really love that hat. I know that Shamus
McGlynn had a hat just like mine and I knew he came to church every
Sunday. I also knew that he had to take off his hat during Mass and
Figured he would leave it in the back of church. So, I was going to
Leave after Communion and steal Shamus McGlynn’s hat.”

The priest said, “Well, Paddy, I notice that ya didn’t steal
Shamus’ hat. What changed your mind?”

Young Paddy Murphy replied, “Well, after I heard your sermon on the 10
Commandments, I decided that I didn’t need to steal Shamus McGlynn’s hat after all.”

With a tear in his eye the priest gave young Paddy a big smile and said;
“After I talked about ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal ‘ya decided you would
Rather do without your hat than burn in Hell?”

Paddy slowly shook his head. “No, Father, after ya talked about
‘Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery’, I finally remembered where I left me hat.”


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