|Before performing a baptism,
the priest approached the young father
and said solemnly,
"Baptism is a serious step.
Are you prepared for it?"
"I think so," the man replied.
"My wife has made appetizers,
and we have a caterer coming
to provide plenty of cookies and cakes
for all of our guests."
"I don't mean that," the priest responded.
"I mean are you prepared spiritually?"
"Oh, sure," came the reply.
"I've got a keg of beer chilled,
and a case of whiskey."