Lenten Laughs

Each Monday during Lent Pray Tell offers some Lenten laughs.

An Irishman moves into a tiny hamlet in County Kerry, walks into the pub and promptly orders three beers. The bartender raises his eyebrows, but serves the man three beers, which he drinks quietly at a table, alone, one at a time.

The next evening the man again orders and drinks three beers at a time. And so one, each evening for a week. Finally, the bartender broaches the subject  “I don’t mean to pry, but why you always order three beers at a time?”

‘Tis odd, isn’t it?” the man replies, “You see, I have two brothers, and one went to America, and the other to Australia. We promised each other that we would always order an extra two beers whenever we drank as a way of keeping up the family bond.”

Then, one day, the man comes in and orders only two beers. The bartender pours them with a heavy heart. The bartender offers a quiet prayer for the soul of one of the brothers. After some hesitation, he approaches the man. “I want to offer condolences to you for the death of your brother. You know – the two beers and all…”

The man ponders this for a moment, then replies, “You’ll be happy to hear that my two brothers are alive and well… It’s just that I gave up drinking for Lent.”

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Got some Lenten jokes for next Monday? Email them to PrayTell@csbsju.edu.