The Lighter Side

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven!

     The PGA Golf season gets underway this week with the Mercedes Championship at La Costa as Tiger Woods defends his title. Therefore, the links are in the limelight as we present a short ditty on golf and God. Enjoy and, please, don't be offended. Who says God can't play golf? He's God. He can do anything!

A mulligan by any other name

Moses, Jesus, and an old bearded man were out playing golf one day.

Moses pulled up to the tee and drove a long one. It landed in the fairway but rolled directly toward a water trap. Quickly Moses raised his club, the water parted and it rolled to the other side safe and sound.

Next, Jesus strolls up to the tee and hits a nice long one directly toward the same water trap. It landed directly in the center of the pond and kind of hovered over the water. Jesus casually walked out on the pond and chipped it up onto the green.

The third guy gets up and sort of randomly whacks the ball. It heads out over the fence and towards a rocky chasm. The ball bounces off a rock and hits a nearby tree. From there it bounces onto a waterfall and plummets down, splashing out onto the fairway and right toward the aforementioned pond. On the way to the pond, it hits a little stone and bounces out over the water and onto a lilypad where it rests quietly. Suddenly, a very large bullfrog jumps up on the lily pad, snatching the ball in its mouth. Just then, an eagle swoops down, clutching the frog in his talons, and takes flight again. As they pass over the green, the frog squeals with fright causing him to loose a grip on the ball which plummets earthward, dropping onto the green and plunk - right into the cup: Hole in one!

Moses threw up his hands, turning to Jesus he blurted: "Oi vey, miracle or no miracle, playing with Your Dad is tougher than climbing a mountain!"

January 7, 1998 volume 9, no. 5         DAILY CATHOLIC - The Lighter Side

January 1998