A zebra questions St. Peter about his true identity.
A zebra dies and arrives at the Pearly Gates.
As he enters, he asks St. Peter, “I have a question, that has haunted me all of my days on earth: am I a white horse with black stripes, or a black horse with white stripes?”
St. Peter said, “That is a question that only God can answer.”
So the zebra went off in search of God to find out his real identity.
When he located Him, the zebra asked, “God, please – I must know – am I a white horse with black stripes, or a black horse with white stripes?”
God simply replied, “You are what you are.”
The zebra returned to see St. Peter once more with God’s answer to his identity.
St. Peter asked, “Did God resolve your dilemma?”
The zebra looked puzzled.
“No sir, God simply told me, you are what you are.”
St. Peter smiled and said to the zebra, “Well then, that answers it – you are a white horse with black stripes.”
The zebra asked St. Peter, “How do you know that?”
“Because,” said St. Peter, “If you were a black horse with white stripes, God would have said, ‘You is what you is.’”