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Taxi Driver in Heaven

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Which reminds me of the story I heard of this minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates.Ahead of him is a guy dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans.

Saint Peter says to this guy, "Who are you, so that I may know whether to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?"

The guy replies, "I'm Joe Cohen, taxi driver, of Noo Yawk City."

Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the taxi driver, "Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."

The taxi driver goes into Heaven with his robe and staff, and it's the minister's turn.

He thought to himself, “If this taxi driver gets a golden staff and a silken robe, I can’t wait to see what I’ll get.” So he stands erect and booms out, "I am Joseph Snow, pastor of Saint Mary's for the last 43 years."

Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the minister, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."

"Just a minute!" says the minister. "That man was a taxi driver, and he gets a silken robe and golden staff. I’m a pastor. Served the Lord all my life and all I get is a silken robe and a golden staff? How can this be?"

"Well, you have to understand, Joseph,”said Peter, “Up here, you receive your reward based on your results, While you preached, people slept. When he drove, people prayed."

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