Two little boys
A couple had two little boys, ages 8 and 10, who were excessively
mischievous. The two were always getting into trouble and their parents
could be assured that if any mischief occurred in their town their two 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
The husband said "We might as well. We need to do something before I really
lose my temper!"
The clergyman agreed to speak with the boys, but asked to see them
individually. The 8 year old went to meet with him first. The clergyman sat
the boy down and asked him sternly, "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 point the boy bolted from the room and ran directly home,
slamming himself in the closet.
His older brother followed him into the closet and said, "What happened?"
The younger brother replied, "We are in BIG trouble this time. God is
missing and they think we did it."