A couple had two boys, 8 and 10, who were always getting into trouble. The parents were certain if any mischief occurred in the community that their two young sons were involved. They were at a loss as to what to do about their behavior.
Then the mother heard about a clergyman who’d been successful in disciplining children, so she brought the boys to him. The minister asked to see the boys individually, and the youngest went first. The clergyman sat the boy down and asked, “Where is God?” The boy made no attempt to answer. The question was repeated in a sterner voice but still no answer. Then the minister shook his finger at the boy and asked in an even sterner voice, “Where is God?” At that the boy ran from the room and into a closet and slammed the door.
His older brother followed him in and asked what happened. The younger brother replied, “We’re in trouble this time. God is missing, and they think we did it!” — Citation: The Bridge; submitted by Owen Bourgaize; Guernsey, United Kingdom / Illustrations for Every Topic and Occasion – – More Perfect Illustrations: For Every Topic and Occasion.