Father O'Flannagan dies due to old age. Upon entering St.Peter's gate, there
is another man in front, waiting to go into heaven. St. Peter asks the man, "What
is your name what did you accomplish during your life?"
The man responds "My name is Joe Cohen, and I was a New York City Taxi
driver for 14 years"
"Very well," says St. Peter, "Here is your silk robe and golden
sceptre, now you may walk in the streets of our Lord."
St. Peter looks at the Father, and asks "What is your name and what did
He responds, "I'm Father O'Flannagan, and have devoted the last 62 years
to the Lord."
"Very well," says St. Peter, "Here is your cotton robe and wooden
staff, you may enter."
"Wait a minute," says O'Flannagan, "You gave the taxi driver
a silk robe and golden sceptre, why did I only get a cotton robe and wooden
"Well," St. Peter replied, "We work on a performance scale, you
see while you preached, everyone slept, when he drove taxis, everyone prayed!"