18 May 2010

Baptism by fire

Each Friday night after work, Ramsingh would fire up his outdoor grill and cook wild meat.

But, all of Ramsingh's neighbours were Catholic, and since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Good Friday  -  only fish.

The grilled wild meat aroma was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest. 

The priest came to visit Ramsingh, and suggested that he become a Catholic.

After several classes, Ramsingh attended Mass.  As  the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said:

"You were born a Hindu, and raised a Hindu, but now you are a Catholic."

Ramsingh's neighbours were greatly relieved, until next Good Friday night  arrived, and the aroma of Tattoo  again filled the neighbourhood.   The priest was called immediately and, as he rushed into Ramsingh's yard, clutching a rosary and preparing to “bouf”  him, he stopped and watched in amazement.

There stood Ramsingh, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat and chanted:

"Yuh wuz born ah Tattoo, yuh wuz raised ah Tattoo, but now you is ah redfish."