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Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Irish . . .

In my Sunday school class in Dublin, I was quizzing the children on the concept of getting to heaven.

"If I sold my house and my car, and I 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 heaven?"


"Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave sweets to 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.

"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.

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