Paul was teaching Sunday School this morning as he has each Sunday for almost nine years. He asked Phil and Clark to pass out papers to class members. Phil promptly told everyone who wanted a paper to hold their hands up. “Higher!” he commanded them. Meanwhile, on the other side of the room, Clark started telling everyone that he is a bowler and would not stop talking while Paul was trying to start the lesson. As the noise level increased Paul finally said “Now you know what it is like at our house each day.” which brought a lot of laughter. After the papers were distributed and Phil and Clark seated Paul regained control.
Finally he came to the end of his lesson taken mostly from Matthew and Luke in the New Testament. After he quoted the verse “And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son and he called his name JESUS.” (Matthew 1:25 KJV) Paul concluded with “And so you can see Joseph did not have sexual relations until…” at which point Clark blurted out “Bleeech!” There was renewed laughter. It was a good thing we were at the end of class.