Having raised three beautiful but rambunctious sons, I know that the repertoire of pranks that dwell in a young boys heart are without limit and always in motion! And we had our own share of high school pranks, which when compared with some of the pranks that teens play now seem quite mild.
Nonetheless, at the time we had to come up with creative ways of dealing with toilet paper all over the yard, and phone calls asking if our refrigerator was running. So annoying at the time, but so funny now. Ah perspective!
Today’s Christmas story tells a tale of one such innocent prank, with the assistance of none other than the pastor of the local church!
Pastor Tony is walking down the street on Christmas eve when he notices Larry, a small boy, trying to ring the doorbell of a house across the street. However, Larry is very small and the doorbell is too high for him to reach.
After watching the boy’s efforts for some time, Pastor Tony moves closer to Larry’s position. He steps smartly across the street, walks up behind the little fellow and, placing his hand kindly on the child’s shoulder, leans over and gives the doorbell a solid ring.
Crouching down to Larry’s level, Pastor Tony smiles benevolently and asks, ‘And now what, my little man?’
To which Larry replies with a beaming grin,
‘Now we run!’