DAILY CATHOLIC for November 12
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vol, 8
no. 29

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven!

   We are asked to pray daily for our fellow man, and that seems like a lot of souls to petition for. Last count was a billion plus and counting. How does the Almighty keep track of everyone? We bring you this bit of humor just about the good folk here in the good ol' US of A, which when you subtract the numbers adds up to a laugh or two. Despite the chuckles, don't stop praying for 'em though! The more the merrier!

Accounting for All God's Flock      Praying for all these people can be tiring. Why am I so tired? For a couple years I've been blaming it on iron poor blood, lack of vitamins, dieting and a dozen other maladies. But now I found out the real reason:      I'm tired because I'm overworked. Why? Here's the reason:
The population of this country is 237 million.

    104 million are retired.
         That leaves 133 million to do the work.
      There are 85 million in school.
            That leaves 48 million to do the work.
        Of this there are 29 million employed by the federal government.
              This leaves 19 million to do the actual work.
          Four million are in the Armed Forces.
                This leaves 15 million to do the real work.
            Take from the total the 14,800,000 people who work for State and City Government and...
                  that leaves 200,000 to do the work.
              There are 188,000 in hospitals,
                    so that leaves 12,000 to do the work.
                Now, there are 11,998 people in Prisons.
                      That leaves just two people to do the work.
                            You and me.
                    And you're just sitting there doing nothing but reading this page!

November 12, 1997 volume 8, no. 29
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven!

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