It’s been a few weeks since I’ve worked on my joke telling skill set. Gery Gerst sent me this one. I think it goes along nicely with the Gospel reading assigned for this Baptism of Our Lord Sunday:
A Jewish businessman in Brooklyn decided to send his son to Israel to absorb some of the culture of the homeland. When the son returned, the father asked him to tell him about his trip. The son said, “Pop, I had a great time in Israel. Oh, and by the way, I converted to Christianity.” “Oh, my,” said the father. What have I done?”
He decided to go ask his old friend Jacob what to do. Jake said, “Funny you should ask. I too sent my son to Israel, and he also came back a Christian. Perhaps we should go see the rabbi and ask him what we should do.”
So they went to see the rabbi. The rabbi said, “Funny you should ask. I too sent my son to Israel. He also came back a Christian. What is happening to our young people?
The three of them prayed and explained what had happened to their sons and asked God what to do. Suddenly a voice came loud and clear from Heaven. The Voice said, “Funny you should ask. I, too, sent my Son to Israel….