Everyone lines up on the main street that runs through the town, hoping for a personal blessing from the Pope.
One local man has put on his best suit and he is sure that the Pope will stop and talk to him.
By the time he arrives, the street is already lined with hundreds of people, and he ends up standing next to an exceptionally down-trodden looking bum who not only looks really dirty and scruffy, he doesn’t smell very good either.
As the Pope comes walking past, he leans over and says something to the bum and then walks right by the local man.
He can’t believe it, then it hits him. The pope won’t talk to him, he’s concerned for the unfortunate people the poor and feeble ones.
Thinking fast, he gives the bum $20 to trade clothes with him.
He puts on the bums clothing and runs down the street to line up for another chance for the pope to stop and talk to him.
Sure enough, the Pope walks right up to him this time, leans over close and says, “I thought I told you to get out of here!”
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