Dead Mule In The Churchyard....
A Pastor went to his church office on Monday morning and discovered a dead
mule in the church yard. He telephoned the police. Since there did not
appear to be any foul play, the police referred the Pastor to the Health
They explained, "Since there was no health threat, you'll need to call the
When the pastor called the Sanitation Department, the Manager of the
Sanitation Department said, "I can't pick up that dead mule without
authorization from the mayor."
The Pastor was not at all too eager to call the mayor, who possessed a very
bad temper and was always extremely
unpleasant and hard to deal with, but, eventually, the Pastor called the
The mayor did not disappoint the Pastor.
The mayor immediately began to rant and rave. After his continued rant at
the pastor, the mayor finally said,
"Why did you call me any way? Isn't it your job to bury the dead?"
The pastor paused for a brief prayer, and asked the Lord to direct his
The lord led the pastor to the words he was seeking,
"WELL Yes, Mayor, it IS my job to bury the dead, BUT I always like to notify
the next of kin first!"