A true story from an Irish Sunday School Teacher..
I was testing children in my Dublin 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 garden, and kept everything tidy, would that get me into
Again, the answer was ' NO! '
' If I gave sweets to all the children, and loved my husband, would that get me into heaven? '
Again, they all answered ' NO! '
I was just bursting with pride for them.
I continued, ' Then how can I get into heaven? '
A six year-old boy shouted out:
"YUV GOTTA BE FOOKN ' DEAD...."
It's a curious race, the Irish.