Murphy had never stepped in Church his whole life.
After Mass, the priest caught up with Murphy and said, “Murphy, I’m so glad you decided to come to Mass, but I gotta ask, what made you come?”
Murphy said, “I got to be honest with you father, a while back, I misplaced me hat and I really, really loved that hat. I knew that McGlynn had a hat just like me hat, and I knew that McGlynn came to Church every Sunday. I also knew that McGlynn had to take his hat off during Mass and figured he would leave it in the back of the Church; so I was going to leave after Communion and steal McGlynn’s hat.”
Noticing that Murphy hadn’t taken the hat, the priest asked, “What changed your mind?”
Murphy said, “Well, after I heard your sermon on the Ten Commandments, I decided I didn’t need to steal McGlynn’s hat.”
The priest gave Murphy a big smile and said: “After I talked about ‘Thou Shalt not Steal’, you decided you would rather do without the hat than burn in hell right?”
Murphy shook his head and said, “No Father, after you talked about ‘Thou Shalt not Commit Adultery’, I remembered where I left me hat.”
Edit: a word