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?".
man responds, "My name is Joe Cohen, and I was a New York city Taxi driver
for fourteen years."
well," says St. Peter, "Here is your silk robe and golden scepter,
now you may walk in the streets of our Lord."
Peter looks at the Father, and asks "What is your name and what did you
responds, "I'm Father O'Flannagan, and have devoted the last 62 years to
well," says St. Peter, "Here is your cotton robe and wooden staff,
you may enter."
a minute," says O'Flannagan, "You gave the taxi driver a silk robe
and golden scepter, why did I only get a cotton robe and wooden staff?".
St. Peter replied, "We work on a performance scale, you see while you preached,
everyone slept, when he drove taxis, everyone prayed!"