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! They really had picked up on my weekly Sunday
"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.
Well, I continued with a bright smile,
"Then how can I get into Heaven?"
A five-year-old boy jumped
out of his seated and shouted out, "You
gotta be dead."