Both the IRS agent and lawyer were touched that the old preacher wanted them to be with him in his final hour. They were also curious, since the preacher had never given any indication of liking either one of them. Finally, the lawyer asked, "Pastor, why did you ask us to come?"
The old preacher mastered up some strength, then said weakly, "Jesus died between two thieves, and that's how I want to go too."
(And next Monday, I am back from vacation! Thanks everyone!
One more weekend to participate in the Felon Blames 1970s Church Architecture for Life of Sin giveaway--more here.)