A cab driver reaches the Pearly Gates. St. Peter looks him up in his Big Book and tells him to pick up a gold staff and silk robe and enter the Gates.
Next in line is a preacher. St. Peter looks him up, furrows his brow, and says, “OK, we’ll let you in, but take that cloth robe and wooden staff.”
The preacher is shocked. “But I am a man of the cloth,” he says. “You gave that cab driver a gold staff and silk robe. Surely, I rate higher than a cabbie.”
St. Peter responds, “This is Heaven. Up here, we are interested in results. When you preached, people slept. When the cabbie drove his taxi, people prayed.”