Seamus went to Sunday Mass one day and the priest almost fainted when he saw him, because Seamus had never been seen in church in all of his adult life.
After the Sunday Mass had ended, the priest approached Seamus and said, “Seamus, I am so pleased you decided to come to Mass today. What made you decide to do that after all these years?”
Seamus said to the priest, “I have to be honest with you Father, a while back I misplaced me hat and I really, really love that hat. I knew that O’Reilly had a hat just like me hat. I knew that O’Reilly came to your church every Sunday. I also knew that O’Reilly had to take off his hat during Mass. I figured he would leave it in the back of church, so, I was going to leave after your sermon, and steal O’Reilly’s hat”.
The priest replied, “Well, Seamus, I notice that you didn’t steal O’Reilly’s hat, so what changed your mind?”
Seamus said, “Well Father, after I heard your sermon on the Ten Commandments, I decided that I didn’t want to steal O’Reilly’s hat”.
The priest gave Seamus a big smile and said, “So, I’m assuming that after I talked about Thou Shalt Not Steal, you decided you would rather do without your hat than to burn in hell, right?”
Seamus shook his head negatively and said, “No Father, after you talked about Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery, that’s when I remembered where I left me hat”.
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