The old preacher was
dying at home in his bed. He realized his time was short, so he sent for his
doctor and his lawyer to come to his home. When they arrived, they were ushered
up to his bedroom.
As they entered the room,
the preacher held out his hands and motioned for them to sit on each side of the
bed. For the longest time, no one said a word. Finally, the doctor spoke up and
said, "Preacher, you're not long for this old world, you'd better tell us why
you asked us to come."
The old preacher mustered
up all his strength and in a strained voice said, "Well, Jesus died between two
thieves...and that's how I wanted to die."