A son says to his father, ” Dad, what I’d really like for my birthday is a car.”
Now the father thinks long and hard about this. Finally he says, “Son, if you want a car you’ll have to work hard for it. There are three things you’ll have to do.
1. Your grades need to come up.
2. Your mother is tired of nagging you so you’ll have to keep your room clean.
3. You’ll have to get a haircut”
The two shake hands
A few months later the son broaches the subject again. “Dad I’d like to talk about getting a car again. I’ve worked hard and brought my grades up to a B+ average and I’ve kept my room neat and clean. I know you said I had to get a haircut but I’ve been thinking about that. Jesus wore his hair long and I think I should be able to keep my hair long too.”
The father thought carefully and said, “Son we are proud of your grades and how you’ve kept your room clean. And I hear what you say about Jesus. But son you need to remember…
Jesus walked everywhere!”
I wish I could credit whoever first told that joke but I can’t. All I can do is laugh when I think of it.