Innocence is Bliss...

A little humor.

Collected by the Journal staff. 

  • A little child in church for the first time watched as the ushers passed the oftering plates. When they neared the pew where he sat, the youngster piped up so that everyone could hear: "Don't pay For me, Daddy. Im under five."

  • A little boy was attending his first wedding. After the service, his cousin asked him, How many women can a man marry?" 'Sixteen,' the boy responded. His cousin was amazed that he had an answer so quickly "How do you know that?" ' Easy," the little boy said. 'All you have to do is ..idd it up, like the pastor said: 4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer"

  • A six-year-old was overheard reciting the Lord's Prayer at a church service: And foi give us our trash passes, as we forgive those who passed trash against

  • A boy was watching his father, a pastor, write a sermon." How do you know what to say?" he asked. "Why, God tells me." "Oh, then why do you keep crossing things out?"

  • A little girl became restless as the pastor's sermon dragged on and on. Finally, she leaned over to her mother and whispered, "Mommy, if we give him the money now, will he let us go?"

  • The Sabbath School teacher asks, "Now, Johnny, tell rile frankly, do you say prayers before eating?" "No, sir," little Johnny replies, "I don't have to. My mom is a good cook."

  • One pastor recalls, "After worship service a mother with a fidgety seven­year-old boy told me how she finally got her son to sit still and he quiet. About halfway through the sermon, she leaned over and whispered, 'If you don't be quiet, the pastor is going to lose his place and will have to start his sermon all over again!' It worked."