Friday, February 22, 2019

Don’t mess with the innocents

Jonah and the Teacher

A little girl was talking to her public school teacher about whales and how she was taught in Sunday School that a whale had swallowed Jonah. The teacher cranked up his self-righteous indignation and said that it is physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human – even though it is a very large mammal, its throat is very small.

The little girl remained steadfast in her position and reiterated that indeed, a whale had swallowed Jonah. Irritated, the teacher again stated that a whale could not swallow a human. “It is physically impossible,” he asserted forcefully.

The little girl said, “I’m not sure how it happened, but when I get to heaven I will ask Jonah.”

The teacher retorted smugly, “What if Jonah isn’t in heaven?”

The little girl replied, “Then you ask him!”

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