Murphy showed up at Mass one Sunday, and the priest almost fainted when he
saw him. Murphy had not been seen in Church for years.
After Mass, the priest caught up with Murphy and said, 'Murphy, I am so glad ya decided to come to Mass, what made ya come?'
Murphy said, 'I got to be honest with you Father -- a while back, I misplaced me hat and I really, really love that hat. I know that McGlynn
had a hat just like me hat, and I knew that McGlynn comes to Church every Sunday.
I also knew that McGlynn had to take off his hat during Mass and
figured he would leave it in the back of Church. So, I was going to leave after Communion and steal McGlynn's hat.'
The priest said, 'Well, Murphy, I notice that ya didn't steal McGlynn's hat. What changed your mind?'
Murphy said, 'Well, after I heard your sermon on the 10 Commandments, I decided that I didn't need to steal McGlynn's hat after all.'
The priest gave Murphy a big smile and said, 'After I talked about 'Thou Shalt Not Steal' ya decided you would rather do without the hat than burn in
Murphy slowly shook his head and said, 'No, Father, after ya talked about 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery', I remembered where I left me hat.