My 80-year old mother sent me this story, which seems a good one for Palm Sunday.
A pastor entered his pet donkey in a race and it won. The pastor was so pleased that he entered the donkey in another race, and it won again.
The local paper read: PASTOR’S ASS OUT FRONT.
The bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the pastor not to enter the donkey in any more races.
The next day the paper read: BISHOP SCRATCHES PASTOR’S ASS.
This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the pastor to get rid of the donkey. The pastor decided to give it to a friend of his, a nun at a nearby convent.
The local paper, following up the story, led the next day with the headline: NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN.
The bishop fainted. He told the nun that she too would have to get rid of the donkey, so she sold it to a farmer for $10.
The next day the paper read: NUN SELLS ASS FOR $10.
This was the last straw for the bishop, so he ordered the nun to buy back the donkey and take it to the high plains where it could run wild.
The next day the headline read: NUN ANNOUNCES HER ASS IS WILD AND FREE.
Alas, the bishop’s funeral was held the following week.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Being concerned about what other people think can bring you much stress and misery, and even affect your health and shorten your life. So stop worrying about everyone else’s ass, and just watch your own.