We have gotten many favorable responses to our short stories that help us understand scripture but that do not come directly from the Bible. For that reason we have decided to include these kinds of stories on a regular basis. This is the first of what we hope will be a long list of many.
He was one of those lads who seemed to keep getting into mischief. It frustrated his mother greatly. Finally, one day when he was being particularly troublesome, his mother posed this question to him: “How do you ever expect to get into heaven?”
The lively boy thought a few seconds, then said, “Well, I’ll just run in and out and keep slamming the door until St. Peter says, ‘For heaven’s sake, Jimmy, come in or stay out.’”