A little boy attended the baby dedication of his little brother. The older boy proceeded to cry all the way home, in the car. His father asked, “What’s wrong son?” The boy said, “The minister made you promise that you would have us raised in a Christian home.” “What’s wrong with that?” asked the Father. The boy cried, “I want to stay with you and mom.”

J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.