Monday, April 16, 2007

from my inbox: Getting into Heaven

I was testing the children in my Sunday school class to see if they understood the concept of getting 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, 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,




mike said...

"everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die..." david crowder

andrealudwig said...

I laughed at this one. Very cute. I have had kids say that to me as well, and they are so right... unless we get raptured first. I would much prefer that!


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