There once was a wealthy man who faithfully attended mass at his local church.
When his time came, and he passed on to heaven, he was met at the Pearly Gates by St. Peter. However, St. Peter made the man wait.
The man asked, "Why must I wait? I was faithful about going to church AND I was an important person on Earth."
St. Peter said, "Well, we are readying your residence."
Off in the distance, as far as the eye could see, was fabulous mansion after fabulous mansion.
St. Peter finally let the man in and began walking with him past all of the beautiful homes, each one more beautiful than the previous one.
Turning a corner, St. Peter said, "This one is yours."
The newcomer asked, "But this is a dilapidated shack. Why do I get this?"
St. Peter replied, "Sir, you did earn great wealth on Earth, however, this was the best we could do with the money YOU contributed to the weekly offering during your lifetime."