The pope receives a call from Frank Perdue one day. Frank says to the
pope,"Holy Father, I have a great proposal I'd like you to consider. I would
like to pay the Church one million dollars in return for your agreement to
change the words of the Our Father from: '...give us our daily bread' to 'give
us our daily CHICKEN'.
The pope says, "Frank that is an interesting offer, but no thanks."
Mr. Perdue comes back with, "OK how about 10 million bucks?" The pope says,
"That really is quite an offer Frank, but I'm sorry I can't change the Lord's
Prayer that easily!"
Finally, the chicken executive says, "John Paul, you drive a hard bargain, my
final offer is $100 Million dollars to change the prayer to 'chicken'.
The pope replies, "Wow! Frank,I'll have to meet with my cardinals and bishops
and then get back to you on this offer."
The next day the pope calls a meeting of all the cardinals and bishops. As the
meeting comes to order he says, "Guys, I have received quite an offer, we have a
chance to get $100 million dollars with which we could do a lot of good in this
However, the downside is we may lose the Wonder Bread account."