A Priest,A Baptist Preacher,and a Rabbi all served as chaplains to the students of Northern Michagan University. They would get together 2-3 times a week for coffee and to talk shop.
One day someone made the comment that preaching to people isn't really all that hard. A real challenge would be to preach to a Bear. One thing led to another and they decided to do a little experiment. They would all go out into the woods ,find a bear, preach to it and try to convert it.
Seven days later, they get together to discuss their experience.
Father Flannery, who has his arm in a sling,is on crutches ,and has various bandages on his body and limbs,goes first. I went into the woods and found me a bear and began to read to him from the Catechism. Well that bear wanted nothin to do with that and began to slap me around he said. So I quickly grabbed my holly water and sprinkled him and said " Holy Mary Mother of God, and he became as gentle as a lamb. The Bishop is coming next week to give him first communion and confirmation."
Rev.Billy Bob Spoke next. He was in a wheel chair,with an arm and both legs in casts,and an I V drip. In his best fire and brimstone oratory he claimed,"Well Brothers you know that we don't sprinkle! I went went out and found me a bear and I read God's Holy word to him but he wanted nothing to do with it.So I took hold of him and we started to wrestle down one hill and up the next until we came to a creek .So I quickly dunked him and Baptized his hairy soul. And just like you said he became as gentle as a lamb. and we spent the rest of the day singing Praises to Jesus!!!"
The Preist and the Reverand both looked down at the Rabbi who was lyng in a hospital bed. He was in a body cast and traction with iv's and monitors running in and out of him. The Rabbi speaks up and says " Looking back on it,circumcision may not have been the best way to start!"