A couple had two little boys, ages 8 and 10,
excessively mischievous. They were always getting into trouble
and their parents knew that, if any mischief occurred in their
town, their sons were probably involved.
They boys' mother heard that a clergyman in town had been
successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would
speak with her boys. The clergyman agreed, but asked to see
them individually. So the mother sent her 8-year-old first, in
the morning, with the older boy to see the clergyman in the afternoon.
The clergyman, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the
younger boy down and asked him sternly, "Where is God?".
They boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response,
sitting there with his mouth hanging open, wide-eyed. So the
clergyman repeated the question in an even sterner tone,
"Where is God!!?" Again the boy made no attempt to answer. So
the clergyman raised his voice even more and shook his finger
in the boy's face and bellowed, "WHERE IS GOD!?"
The boy screamed and bolted from the room, ran directly home
and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When
his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, "What happened?"
The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, "We are in
BIG trouble this time, dude. God is missing - and they think WE did it!"