man answered an ad in the paper for a mule FOR SALE at the monastery. The man
was very impressed and purchased the mule. As he was leaving with the mule the
monk told the buyer: "This mule is a religious mule, being raised here in the
monastery. To get her to trot you just say, 'thank God.' If you wish her to
gallop you say, 'thank God, thank God." And for real emergences you say, 'thank
God, thank God, thank God.'" "Well, thank you very much," said the buyer, as he
headed for the gate. "OH! One more thing. To get her to stop you say, 'amen'",
the monk called to the man.
Well the man
climbed on the back of the mule, and nudged her to get going. "Hey Ya!" The mule
would not budge. "Giddy-yap!" Still nothing. Finally . . ."Thank God" The mule
proceded to trot on down the road. The man figured he would see how good this
mule really was. "Thank God Thank God" That man sure had a tough time staying in
the saddle. After he got used to it he decided to see what this mule could
really do. "Thank God, Thank God, Thank God" That mule flew down the road,
faster than anything you have ever seen from an animal.. Up ahead the man
noticed a wide precipice. With no bridge. He pulled on the reins in an attempt
to get the mule to stop. It did not work. "WOAH!!" He called, still no response.
"STOP!! HEAL!! AHHHH!" Still no response the mule just kept on going. At the
last possible moment he remembers "AMEN!" The mule stops just a breath short of
the ravine. The man glances over the mule's head looking deep into the gorge. He
wipes his brow and says. "Whew! Thank God!"
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