Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Golden Phone

A photographer on vacation was inside a church in Brisbane, Australia taking photographs when he noticed a golden telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read '$10 per call'.

Being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was used for. The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10 you could talk to God.

He thanked the priest and went along his way. Next stop was in Sydney, Australia. There, at a very large cathedral, he saw the same golden telephone with the same sign under it. He wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he saw in Brisbane and he asked a nearby nun what its purpose was. She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10 he could talk to God. He then traveled to Melbourne, Australia, and again saw the same golden telephone with the same '$10 per call' sign under it.

Upon leaving Australia he decided to travel to New Zealand and in the first church he entered, there was the same golden telephone, but this time the sign under it read '10 cents per call.' He was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign. 'Father, I've traveled all over Australia and I've seen this same golden telephone in many churches. I'm told that it is a direct line to Heaven, but it was $10 per call. Why is it so cheap here?'

The priest smiled and answered, 'You're in New Zealand now, my son ... it's a local call.'

PS. Of course we can speak to God from anywhere, 24/7, and gratis. 

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