I was testing the children in my Sunday School class
to see if they understood the concept of getting to Heaven:
namely a gift to be accepted, not a prize to be earned.
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!
I asked them again.
‘Well, then, if I was kind to animals, to all the children,
and loved myhusband, would that get me into Heaven?’
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-year-old boy shouted out,
‘You gotta move to West Virginia!’
[Thank you Sandra M. for passing this on to me.]