On their way to get married, a young couple are involved in a fatal car accident. They find themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St. Peter to process them into heaven.
While waiting, they begin to wonder: “Could they possibly get married in Heaven?”
When St. Peter shows up, they asked him. St. Peter says, “I don’t know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out,” and he leaves.
The couple sat and waited for an answer. . .for a couple of months. While they waited, they discussed that IF they were allowed to get married in heaven, SHOULD they get married, what with the eternal aspect of it all.
“What if it doesn’t work?” they wondered, “Are we stuck together FOREVER?”
After yet another month, St. Peter finally returns, looking somewhat bedraggled. “Yes,” he informs the couple, “you CAN get married in heaven.”
St. Peter, red-faced with anger, slams his clipboard onto the ground.
“What’s wrong?” asked the frightened couple.
“OH, COME ON!!” St. Peter shouts, “It took me three months to find a priest up here! Do you have ANY idea how long it’ll take me to find a lawyer?
With thanks and fond memories of Peter Katims, who died in 2009.