|Little Jamie 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.
"Mum, I want a bike for my birthday."
Little Jamie was a bit of a troublemaker. He
had gotten into trouble at school and at home on many occasions.
Jamie's mum asked him if he thought he deserved to get a bike for
his birthday. Little Jamie, of course thought he did.
Jamie's mother, being a Christian woman,
wanted Jamie to reflect on his behaviour over the last year.
"Go to your room, Jamie, 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 Jamie stomped up the steps to his
room and sat down to write God letter.
I have been a very good boy this year and I would
like a bike for my birthday. I want a red one.
Jamie knew that this wasn't true. He had not
been a very good boy this year, so he tore up the letter and started
This is your friend, Jamie. I have
been a pretty good boy this year and would like a red bike for my
Jamie knew that this wasn't true, either.
So, he tore up the letter and started again.
I have been an "OK"! boy this year. I still
would really like a red bike for my birthday.
Jamie knew he could not send this letter
to God either. So, Jamie wrote another 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 red bike for my birthday.
Jamie knew, even if it was true, that this letter
was not going to get him bike. By now, he was very upset. He went
downstairs and told his mum that he wanted to go to church. Jamie's
mother thought her plan had worked as Jamie looked very sad.
"Just be home in time for dinner,"
Jamie's mother told him.
Jamie walked down the street to the church
on the corner.
He went into the church and up to the altar.
He looked around to see if anyone was there. Jamie 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. Jamie began to write his letter to God.
I'VE GOT YOUR MUM. IF YOU WANT TO SEE HER AGAIN, SEND
YOU KNOW WHO!!!!!!!