Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Hearing Confession

Father O'Malley, the new priest, is nervous about hearing confessions, so he asks an older priest to listen-in during his first few experiences.

The new priest hears a few confessions, and the older priest asks him to step out of the confessional for a few suggestions.

The old priest suggests, "Try crossing you arms over your chest, and rubbing your chin with one hand."

The new priest tries this.

The old priest suggests, "Try saying, 'I see, yes, go on, I understand, and how did you feel about that?'"

The new priest says those things.

The old priest says, "Now, don't you think that's a little better than slapping your knee and saying 'No shit! What happened next?'"

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