Went to headquarters first



A little boy in Ireland went to a Protestant meeting and heard the way of salvation plainly taught. He went to the altar and prayed to Jesus and was happily and gloriously saved. The weeks went by and he was very greatly blest of the Lord. The "father confessor" heard that these things had taken place and went to the home of the boy and questioned him as to why he went to those meetings. The boys told him that he went there and heard about the Great High Priest and that he went to the mourner's bench and Christ forgave him his sins. The priest asked him why he did not come to him, as he could forgive sins. The boy answered, "Where did you get the power to forgive sins?" The priest answered, "From the Bishop." "Well," said the boy, "Where did he get the power?" "From the Archbishop," replied the priest. "Well, where did he get the power?" said the boy. "From the Cardinal," answered the priest. "And where did he get the power?" said the boy. "From the Pope," replied the priest. "Oh!" said the boy, "and where did he get it?" "From Jesus Christ," responded the priest. "Well," said the lad, "I went to headquarters first."


From: EFFECTIVE ILLUSTRATIONS By William Moses Tidwell, Printed in U.S.A. 1943, Beacon Hill Press Kansas City, Mo.