When my husband processes an order for our used book business, I always ask, “What did this person buy?”
Recently, the book purchased was Faith, Hope and Hilarity: The Child’s Eye View of Religion, a 1970 work by Dick Van Dyke. Yes, TV’s funny man.
I delayed shipment for half a day while I sat on the patio and read this slim volume. Here are a few of the stories that kept me laughing:
The children’s Sunday School teacher was explaining the concept of the Trinity, three persons in one. She used an egg to demonstrate how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost could be one entity. God is the yolk. Jesus is the white of the egg. The Holy Ghost is the shell. Then she cracked open the egg to show the three parts. Wouldn’t you know, that egg had a double yolk!
A New York City Sunday School Teacher asked a boy, “Who defeated the Philistines?”
The boy replied, “If they don’t play the Mets, I don’t keep track of them.”
A first grade girl insisted that Adam and Eve had two children – a boy and a girl! “Their names were Cain and Mable,” she said.