A priest dies and is waiting in line at the gates of Heaven.
Just ahead of him is a man dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans.
Saint Peter asks this man, “Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?”
He replies, “I’m Jim Cash, 30, stock broker from Noo Yawk City.”
Saint Peter looks through his list. He smiles and says to the stock broker, “Take this golden robe and silver wand and enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Now it’s the priest’s turn.
He stands straight and proudly exclaims, “I am John Noble, 75, pastor at Saint Mary’s Church in New York for the last 45 years.”
Saint Peter consults his list again. He says to the priest, “Take this cotton robe and wooden wand and enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
“Just a minute,” says the disturbed priest.
“That man was a young stock broker, who would have wreaked havoc with so many people’s lives. Yet he got a golden robe and silver wand.
“But I, a priest who has brought so many lives to order, only get a cotton robe and wooden wand? Isn’t this unfair?”
“Well, up here, we work purely by results,” says Saint Peter.
“While you preached, people slept. While he preached, they prayed.”
Moral of the story: While you might be living in hell seeing your stocks and mutual funds evaporate your savings, your broker might be paving his way to Heaven. 🙂
On a more serious note…
- What has been your experience with your stock broker (or financial advisor)?
- Is he trustworthy?
- Is he driven by financial incentives or the incentive of helping you in making profitable investment decisions?
By the way, have you ever tried to answer these important questions earlier?
If not, do it right now! After all, it’s important that you know your broker.
Just a parting thought – Being a stock broker is an easy path to Heaven. If you do good, you will go to Heaven. If you do bad, like the above stock broker, you will still get an entry there. 🙂