Three Little Boys

A couple had three little boys, ages 5,6 and 9, who were excessively mischievous. The three were always getting into trouble and their parents could be assured that if any mischief occurred in their town their three young sons were in some way involved. The parents were at their wits end as to what to do about their sons’ behavior. The mother had heard that a clergyman in town had been successful in disciplining children in the past, so she asked her husband if he thought they should send the boys to speak with the one of the elders of the church. The husband said, “We might as well. We need to do something before I really lose my temper!”

The elder agreed to speak with the boys, but asked to see them individually. “Where is God?”

The boy made no response, so the clergyman repeated the question in an even sterner tone, “Where is God?”

Again the boy made no attempt to answer. So the clergyman raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy’s face, “WHERE IS GOD?” At that the boy bolted from the room and ran directly home, slamming himself in the closet.

His younger brothers followed him into the closet and said, “What happened?”

The older brother replied, “We are in BIG trouble this time. These people have lost God and they think its our fault!”

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