The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

The Eleventh Commandment

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When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, he carried with him the tablets of stone, on which were written the Ten Commandments. There has been speculation over centuries, over the possibility that there were in fact more than Ten Commandments and the others were lost or ignored. After painstaking research I have been able to establish that coming down the mountain, Moses dropped the tablets and a piece broke off and there were in fact an Eleventh Commandment which read:- "If you want a long and happy marriage, then always do what your wife tells you." The fact that this has been lost for so long may well explain the high divorce rates across the world, as we men were not aware of this until now.

God was greeting all the new arrivals to heaven and he said to them, "Welcome to your heavenly kingdom, now I want all the men to form two lines in front of me. On the left I want all the men who have been dominated by their wives and on my right I want all the men who have remained true heads of their household." While all this was taking place God turned to the women and said, "I would like you all to follow St Peter and he will show you the way to the kitchens where I would like you to help prepare the evening meal." Turning back to the men, God saw that on his left the number of men dominated by women stretched on out of sight, whilst on his right, in the line of true household heads, there stood just one man. God looked at the long line and said, "You should all be ashamed of yourselves and you have let me down, I created you all to be equal and not dominated by your wives all the time." Turning to the one man standing alone in his line God asked him, "How come you manage to be the only man in this line?" The man looked very uneasy and looked down at his feet as he replied, "I'm in this line because my wife told me to stand here."

There are two types of people in this world. Those who come into a room and say,
"Well here I am" and those who come in and say,"Ah, there you are."

Published Sat 17th Nov 2018 00:10:02
Last Modified on Sat 17th Nov 2018 11:02:56

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