THE BAD LITTLE CHRISTIAN BOY
Little Leroy came into the kitchen where his mother was making dinner.
His birthday was coming up and he thought this was a good time to tell his mother what he wanted. "Mom, I want a bike
for my birthday." Little Leroy was a bit of a troublemaker. He
had gotten into trouble at school and at home. Leroy's mother asked
him if he thought he deserved to get a bike for his birthday. Little
Leroy, of course, thought he did. Leroy's mother, being a Christian
woman, wanted Leroy to reflect on his behavior over
the last year. "Go to your room, Leroy, and think about how you
have behaved this year. Then write a letter to God and tell him why
you deserve a bike for your birthday."
Little Leroy stomped up the steps to his room and sat down to write God a letter..........
I have been a very good boy this year and I would like a bike for my birthday. I want a red one.
Leroy knew that this wasn't true. He had not been a very good boy this
year, so he tore up the letter and started over.
This is your friend Leroy. I have been a good boy this year and I would like a red bike
for my birthday. Thank you.
Leroy knew that this wasn't true either. So, he tore up the letter and
I have been an "OK" boy this year. I still would really like a bike for my
Leroy knew he could not send this letter to God either. So, he wrote
a fourth letter.
God, I know I haven't been a good boy this year. I am very sorry. I will be a good boy
if you just send me a bike fo r my birthday. Please!
Leroy knew, even if it was true, this letter was not going to get him
a bike. By now Leroy was very upset. He went
downstairs and told his mom that he wanted to go to church. Leroy's
mother thought her plan had worked, as Leroy
looked very sad. "Just be home in time for dinner," Leroy's mother told him. Leroy walked down the street to the church
on the corner. Little Leroy went into the
church and up to the altar. He looked around to see if anyone was
there. Leroy bent down and picked up a statue of the Virgin Mary. He
slipped it under his shirt and ran out of the church, down the street,
into the house, and up to his room. He shut the door to his room and sat down with a piece
of paper and a pen. Leroy began to write his letter to God..................
I'VE GOT YOUR MAMA. IF YOU WANT TO SEE HER AGAIN, SEND THE BIKE.
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