Ask Rafael Lima, award-winning author, what the secret to his success has been, and he just might respond with a joke. So there's this priest holding services at church, when a flood crashes through. Someone in a station wagon drives up to offer help. Thank you, says the priest, but God will protect me. Then a Good Samaritan in a canoe paddles by. Again the priest says, God will protect me. A helicopter soon hovers overhead. God will protect me, the priest screams above the roar of the propellers. So the drowned priest walks through the pearly gates, somewhat annoyed, wringing the water out of his collar, and he tells God: I thought you were gonna protect me. To which God responds, I sent you a station wagon, a canoe, and a helicopter, for chrissakes! What do... More >>>