The Old Dying Priest
He motioned for his nurse to come near.
“I’ll see what I can do, Father”, replied the nurse.
The nurse sent the request to Parliament and waited for a response.
As they went to the hospital, Julia commented to Wayne, “I don’t know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly will help our images and might even get me re-elected Prime Minister. After all, …I’m IN IT TO WIN IT”.
Wayne agreed that it was a good thing.
When they arrived at the priest’s room, the priest took Julia’s hand in his right hand and Wayne’s hand in his left.
There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest’s face.
Finally Julia Gillard spoke. “Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?”
The old priest continued, “Jesus died between two lying thieves; I would like to do the same.”