A couple had two little boys, ages 5 and 8, who were excessively
mischievous. They were always getting into trouble and their parents knew
that, if any mischief occurred in their town, their sons were probably

The 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 5-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?".

The 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,
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. God is missing and they think We did it!"