Boudreaux Grilling During Lent

Each Friday night after work, Boudreaux would fire up his outdoor grill and cook a venison steak. But, all of Boudreaux's neighbors were Catholic and since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Friday. The delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest.

The priest visited Boudreaux and convinced him to become a Catholic. After several classes and much study, Boudreaux attended Mass. The priest sprinkled him with holy water and said, "You were born a non-believer and raised a non-believer, but now you are a Catholic.

Boudreaux’s neighbors were greatly relieved until the next Friday night arrived, and the wonderful aroma of grilled venison once again filled the neighborhood.

The priest was called immediately by the neighbors, and, as he rushed into Boudreaux's yard, clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him, he stopped and watched in amazement. There stood Boudreaux, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat chanting "You wuz born a deer, you wuz raised a deer, but now you is a crawfish."