A teenage boy was going to turn 16 in three months. He went to his
father and asked him if he could
have a car for his birthday. His dad said, "Son, your mother and I have
been talking about that and
we have a few problems with you getting your own car. First, your hair
is entirely too long. You
really need to get it cut. Secondly, your grades leave a lot to be
desired. You really need to bring
them up to at least a C+. Finally, your mother really wants you to spend
more time reading the Bible.
You take care of those three things, and then we'll talk about a car."
Three months later, it's the boy's 16th birthday. He comes to his dad
and asks again about the car.
His dad says, "Well Son, your mother and I have been talking about that
and we're really happy
about how well you're doing in school. When last we checked, you had a B
average. Also, your
mom says that you've been keeping up with your daily Bible readings
quite well. However, you
haven't bothered to get a haircut since before we started talking about
The boy says, "Dad, I've been reading in the Bible and I've learned
quite a few things. For one thing,
I've learned that both Moses and Jesus had long hair. I think that if
long hair was good enough for
Moses and Jesus, it ought to be good enough for me."
His dad replied, "You know son, you're right about Moses and Jesus both
having long hair, but if
you remember from your Bible readings, Moses and Jesus both walked
everywhere they went!"