Married Man on 14Feb2010
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Fort Worth, Texas (North Side)
A pastor was giving the children's message during church. He would gather all the children around him and give a brief lesson before dismissing them for Sunday school.
On this particular Sunday, he was using squirrels for a lesson on being industrious. He started out by saying, "I'm going to describe something, and I want you to raise your hand when you know what it is." The children nodded eagerly.
"This thing lives in trees (pause) and eats nuts (pause)..." No hands went up. "And it is gray (pause) and has a long bushy tail (pause)..." The children were looking at each other, but still no hands raised. "And it jumps from branch to branch (pause) and chatters and flips its tail when it's excited (pause)..."
Finally one little boy tentatively raised his hand. The pastor breathed a sigh of relief and called on him. "Well," said the boy, "I know the answer must be Jesus ... but it sure sounds like a squirrel to me!"