Each Friday night after work, Michael would fire up his outdoor grill and cook chicken.
All of Michael’s neighbors were Catholic and since this was Lent, they refrained from eating meat on Friday.
The delicious aroma from the grilled chicken wafted throughout the neighborhood causing so much frustration for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest.
The Priest came to visit Michael and was able to persuade him to become a Catholic.
After several classes and a lot of studying, Michael was baptized.
As the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said to Michael, “You were born a Protestant and raised a Protestant, but now you are a Catholic.”
Michael’s neighbors were relieved, until Friday night arrived, and once again the wonderful aroma of grilled chicken filled the whole neighborhood.
The Priest was called immediately by the neighbors.
He rushed over to Michael’s place clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him for his actions.
When he arrived he stopped dead in his tracks and watched in amazement.
There stood Michael, clutching a small bottle of holy water, which he carefully sprinkled over the grill, saying : “You were born a chicken you were raised a chicken but now you’re a salmon.”