Humor: The Right Time for Prayer

A favorite bit of wisdom and humor which I saw again recently:

Igor and Ivan were doing landscape work around the church.  Igor sits down to take a break and lights up a cigarette.   Igor says to Ivan,  “Do you think it is alright to smoke when praying?” 
Ivan replies, “I don’t know.  Why don’t you ask the priest?”
So Igor finds the priest and asks, “Father, may I smoke while I pray?”
The priest replies, “Igor, how could you  ask such a question!  Of course not!  That would be offensive to God; It is a sin to smoke while you are praying.”  
Igor goes back to Ivan and tells him what the priest told him.
Ivan says, “I’m not surprised. You asked the wrong question. Let me try.”
And so Ivan goes up to the priest and asks, “Father, may I pray while I smoke?”
The priest looked with fondness on the thoughtfulness of Ivan and replied, “Of course!   It is always the right time to pray – whatever you are doing, it is never the wrong time to say a prayer.”

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