December 17, 2011

Saturday Smile

"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?" 
I asked the children in my Sunday school class.

"NO!" the children all 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!"

"Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the 
children and loved my wife, would that get me into heaven?" I 
asked them again.

Once more they all answered, "NO!"

"Well," I continued, thinking they were a good bit more 
theologically sophisticated than I had given them credit for, 
"Then how can I get into heaven?"

A five-year-old boy shouted out, "YOU GOT TO BE DEAD!"