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."