Sometimes you need to laugh

English: Children from Sunday School pose outs...

English: Children from Sunday School pose outside the Providence Chapel, Sheriff Hill in 1907. Photograph taken from Gateshead Council public archives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)





I was testing the children in my Sunday School class to see if


they understand the concept to heaven.



I asked them, “If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage


sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me


into Heaven?”



“NO!” the children answered



“If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept


everything neat and tidy, would that get me into Heaven?”



Again, the answer was, “NO!”



By now I was starting to smile.



Hey this was fun!



“Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the


children, and loved my husband, would that get me into


Heaven?” I asked them again.



Again, they all answered, “NO!”



I was just bursting with pride for them.



“Well,” I continued, “then how can I get into Heaven?”



A five






old boy shouted out,






Thanks to St Paul‘s Episcopal ChurchColumbia, PA from whose newsletter this was borrowed.






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  1. Hi, thank You for wisdom;
    don´t worry I am laughing a lot – faith is a fountain of joy
    I have to laugh watching photos of animals with “human attitudes”.
    Exercising that there is no “human attitude” only reserved for human
    beings. Please, visit one of my other blogs – there are sometimes photos like I described here.
    I am sure You know what this name means in Hebrew!

    • AnnaMaria – Thanks for your comment. I am glad the posting made you laugh. As Christians we sometimes take ourselves and our work all too seriously! We need to take a step back and laugh at ourselves from time to time, as well as appreciate the wisdom of children. I am grateful for the work you do on behalf of animals, however please don’t post those links here unless they relate to the topic in some way.

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