I love this and couldn’t resist sharing it with you:
A Baptist preacher, a Catholic priest and a Jewish rabbi were camping in the woods. One evening while sitting around the fire, they were talking about the growth of their congregations and the numbers of people who’d found the Lord under their guidance.
Finally, the Baptist said: “We’re all good at what we do. I’ll bet you we could each bring a bear to the Lord!”
The others agreed, and the next day, the Baptist went out early in the morning. He returned that evening with a wet, docile grizzly at his heels. “I baptized him just moments ago,” he boasted.
The other two were amazed, and the priest was chompin’ at the bit for his turn. Early the next morning he left the camp. Once he returned in the evening, he prepared the rite of First Communion for his bear.
The rabbi hiked into the woods early the following morning, but didn’t return for two days. The other two were fiercely worried as evening approached on the second day. Soon the rabbi dragged himself back to camp, bruised and scratched, clothes torn.
“Oh, dear Lord! What happened?” the others asked.
The rabbi dropped onto a tree stump and gulped a lungful of air. “I guess the bear didn’t want to be circumcised.”