A minister dies and is waiting in line at thePearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy who's dressedin sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, andjeans.
Saint Peter addresses this guy, "Who are you, sothat I may know whether or not to admit you tothe Kingdom of Heaven?"
The guy replies, "I'm Joe Cohen, taxi-driver, ofNoo Yawk City."
Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and saysto the taxi-driver, "Take this silken robe andgolden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
The taxi-driver goes into Heaven with his robe andstaff, and it's the minister's turn. He standserect and booms out, "I am Joseph Snow, pastor ofSaint Mary's for the last forty-three years."
Saint Peter consults his list. He says to theminister, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staffand enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
"Just a minute," says the minister. "That man was ataxi-driver and he gets a silken robe and golden staff.How can this be?"
"Up here, we work by results," says Saint Peter."While you preached, people slept; while he drove,people prayed."