On a tour of Texas, the Pope took a couple of days off to visit the coast for some sightseeing. He was cruising along the beach in the pope-mobile when he heard a frantic commotion just off shore. A helpless man wearing a Green Bay Packer jersey was struggling frantically to free himself from the jaws of a 25-foot shark.
As the Pope watched, horrified, a speedboat came racing up with three men wearing Minnesota Viking jerseys. One quickly fired a harpoon into the shark’s side. The other two reached out and pulled the bleeding, semi-conscious Packer Backer from the water, Then, using long clubs, the three beat the shark to death and hauled it into the boat.
Immediately the Pope shouted and summoned them to the beach. “I give you my blessing for your brave actions,” he told them. “I heard that there was bitter hatred between Green Bay Packers & Vikings fans, but now I have seen with my own eyes that this is not true.” As the Pope drove off, the harpooner asked his buddies “Who the heck was that??”
“It was the most knowledgeable Pope,” one replied. “He can summon God anytime and has access to all of God’s wisdom.”
“Well,” the harpooner said, “he may be knowledgeable & have access to God’s wisdom, but he knows squat about shark fishing. Is the bait holding up okay, or do we need to get another one?”