|Laughter For The Soul|
Posted On 2009-01-30 , 10:59 AM
Need a laugh? Do you have a sense of humor? Yes? Then can't you just image the soul searching going on when these kids found themselves in these predicaments? Let's take a look:
One Sunday a school teacher was discussing The Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor thy father and thy mother," she asked "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without missing a beat one little boy answered, "Thou shall not kill." [Hmmm. Right on point.]
Another small boy stunned his parents after church one Sunday when he began to empty his pockets of nickels, dimes and quarters. Finally his mother asked the obvious question, "Where did you get all that money?" "At Sunday school," the boy replied nonchalantly. "They have bowls of it." [Pennies from heaven, perhaps? Resourceful little rascal, to say the least.]
3. And this little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, and looked at the old pages as he turned them. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible, and he picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that had been pressed in between the pages.
"Momma, look what I found," the boy called out.
"What have you got there, dear?" his mother asked.
With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered: "I think it's Adam's suit!" [At least he was paying attention during Sunday School class.]
4. As another mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, 5, and Ryan, 3, the boys began to argueover who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, "Let my brother have the first pancake. I can wait." Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, "Ryan, you be Jesus." [Now wasn't that a generous act of kindness!]
And finally the age old question: Where is God?
A couple down the street had two little boys, ages 8 and 10, who were excessively mischievous. They were always getting into trouble and their parents knew that if aaaany mischief occurred in the town their sons were probably involved.
The boys' mother heard that a local clergyman had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys. The clergyman agreed, but asked to see them individually. So the mother sent her 8-year-old first, in the morning, with the older boy to see the clergyman in the afternoon.
The clergyman, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, "Where is God?"
The boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there with his mouth hanging open, wide-eyed. So the clergyman repeated the question in an even sterner tone, "Where is God!!?" Again the boy made no attempt to answer.
So the clergyman raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy's face and bellowed, "WHERE IS GOD!?"
The boy screamed and bolted from the room, ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, "What happened?"
The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, "We are in BIG trouble this time, dude. God is missing - and they think WE did it!"
No disrespect for any religion was intended with this blog entry.
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