A cab driver reaches the Pearly Gates and announces his presence
to St. Peter, who looks him up in his Big Book. Upon reading the entry
for the cabby, St. Peter invites him to grab a silk robe and a golden
staff and to proceed into Heaven.
A preacher is next in line behind the cabby and has been watching
these proceedings with interest. He announces himself to St. Peter.
Upon scanning the preacher's entry in the Big Book, St. Peter furrows
his brow and says, "Okay, we'll let you in, but take that cloth robe
and wooden staff."
The preacher is astonished and replies, "But I am a man of the
cloth. You gave that cab driver a gold staff and a silk robe. Surely
I rate higher than a cabby."
St. Peter responded matter-of-factly: "Here we are interested in
results. When you preached, people slept. When the cabby drove his
taxi, people prayed."