An Easter Story

Heavens Open Ornate GatesThree women — a brunette, a redhead, and a blonde — find themselves standing in front of Saint Peter at Heaven’s Pearly Gates after having tragically died in a freak auto accident. They are surprised to hear Saint Peter tell them, “Whoa, ladies. You don’t just walk in here. You’ve got to pass a test!”

With that, Saint Peter turns to the brunette and says, “Tell me about Easter.”

She responds, “Oh Easter is my favorite time of year. We all get together and cook a turkey with stuffing and all the trimmings and eat too much. And then we sit and watch football on the television!”

“Sorry that’s not correct,” Saint Peter replies. Turning to the redhead he asks the same question.

She responds, “Easter is fabulous! We get a tree and put lights on it and exchange presents and sing carols. Easter is my favorite time of year!”

With a sigh, Saint Peter says, “Sorry, that’s also not correct.” Suspecting he’ll hear even a bigger mistake from the blonde, he nonetheless asks her to tell him about Easter.

The blonde replies, “Well, about two thousand years ago a child was born to a couple in a manger and he grew up to be a carpenter and good men liked him until one day, while he was having dinner with friends, he was captured and taken away and nailed to a cross and his body was put into a cave and the cave was closed with a large rock.”

Saint Peter is just about to congratulate her when she continues, “And every February they roll the rock away and if he sticks his head out of the cave and sees his shadow, there’s going to be six more weeks of winter.”

Happy Easter and/or Passover everyone.

Image credit alswart – Fotolia

15 thoughts on “An Easter Story

  1. slmret April 12, 2020 / 3:51 pm

    Thank you — that made me laugh harder than I’ve had reason to laugh for a while!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. James Pyles April 12, 2020 / 4:02 pm

    Blessings on you and your household. Even if you don’t believe in God, God believes in you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango April 12, 2020 / 5:51 pm

      Thanks, James. Happy Easter and Passover to you and your family.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Marleen April 12, 2020 / 7:13 pm

    You came up with this? Excellent.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango April 12, 2020 / 10:09 pm

      I remember hearing a similar joke a long time ago, one about a brunette, a redhead, and a blonde, and I adapted it for the occasion.


      • Marleen April 13, 2020 / 12:03 am

        I’ll probably be telling this in person.

        Liked by 1 person

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