Each Friday night after work, Bubba would fire up his outdoor grill and cook a juicy steak. But all of Bubba’s neighbours were Catholic and, since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating red meat on Friday.
The delicious aroma from the grilled steaks was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful however, that they finally talked to their priest.
The priest came to visit Bubba and suggested that he too become a Catholic.
After several classes and much study, Bubba attended mass. The priest sprinkled holy water over him and said: “You were born a Baptist and raised as a Baptist, but now you are Catholic.”
Bubba’s neighbours were greatly relieved, until Friday night arrived and the wonderful aroma of grilled steak filled the neighbourhood once again. The priest was called immediately by the neighbours.
As the priest rushed into Bubba’s yard, clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him, he stopped and watched in amazement.
There stood Bubba, clutching a small bottle of holy water, which he carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat while chanting, “You were born a deer, you were raised a deer, but now you are a catfish.”