How I Want To Go

An old Brethren preacher was dying. He sent a message for his
Doctor and his Lawyer, both church members, to come to his
home. When they arrived, they were ushered up to his bedroom.
As they entered the room, the preacher held out his hands and
motioned for them to sit on each side of the bed. The preacher
grasped their hands, sighed contentedly, smiled and stared at
the ceiling.
For a time, no one said anything. Both the Doctor and Lawyer
were touched and flattered that the old preacher would ask them
to be with him during his final moment. They were also puzzled;
the preacher had never given them any indication that he
particularly liked either of them. They both remembered his
many long, uncomfortable sermons about greed, covetousness
and their avaricious behavior that made them squirm in their seats.
Finally, the doctor said, "Preacher, why did you ask the two of
us to come?"
The old preacher mustered up some strength, then said weakly,
"Jesus died between two thieves ... and that's how I want to go.

Rating: 8/10