Many years ago in the early nineties before my dad passed away, he was in hospital in Sherbrooke Quebec. He was having some blood flow issues and he had just had an operation on his carotid artery and was slowly recovering. The operation itself was not painful but the recovery was. The operation required that they flex his neck and neck muscles while he was out. The pain in his neck was acute and he was not having a lot of fun to say the least.
Dad had been a member of the Anglican Church for many years but at this smaller regional hospital the Chaplin (a Catholic priest) represented all religions and he would visit my dad each day to chat.
This priest was good at helping people smile. He was perhaps a comedian or humorist first and a priest second. I happened to be at dad’s bedside when the priest dropped by one day and he asked my dad what kind of biblical insurance he carried? My dad (and I) had no answer and the priest went on to say that the church now offered three different insurance policies and perhaps my dad would like to purchase one for himself or me.
The priest went on to say that the three policies were called Holy, Holier and Holiest:
Holy Level – This policy covers you from Birth to Dirt.
Holier Level – This policy covers you from Womb to Tomb.
Holiest Level – This was the pièce de résistance in that it covered you from the Erection to the Resurrection.
We all had a great laugh!