Little Leroy came into the kitchen where his mother was
making dinner. His birthday was coming up and he though this was a good
time to tell his mother what he wanted "Mom- I want a bike for my birthday."
Little Leroy was a bit of a trouble maker. He had gotten into trouble
at school and at home. Leroy's mother asked him if he thought he deserved
to get a bike for his birthday. Little Leroy, of course-surely thought
Leroy's mother, being a Christian woman, wanted Leroy to reflect on
his behavior for the last year. "Go to your room, Leroy- and think about
how you have behaved this last year.
Then write a letter to God and tell him why you deserve a bike for your
Little Leroy stomped up the steps to his room and sat down to write
God a letter.
LETTER # 1
I have been a very good boy this year and I would like a bike for my
birthday. I want a red one.
Leroy knew that this wasn't true. He had not been a very good boy this
year, so he tore up the letter and started over.
LETTER # 2
This is your friend, Leroy. I have been a good boy this year and I would
like a red bike for my birthday. Thank you!
Leroy of course knew this wasn't true either, so he tore up the letter
and started again.
LETTER # 3
I have been an "O.K." boy this year. I still would like a bike for my
Leroy knew he could not send this letter to God either. SO, Leroy wrote
a fourth letter.
LETTER # 4
I know I haven't been a good boy this year. I am very sorry. I will
be a good boy if you just send me a bike for my birthday. PLEASE!!
Leroy knew, even if it were true, this letter was not going to get him
a bike. Now, Leroy was very upset. He went downstairs and told his mom
that he wanted to go to church. Leroy's mother thought her planned had
Leroy looked very sad and remorseful. "Okay Leroy, you may go, just
be home in time for dinner," she said.
Leroy walked down the street to the church on the corner. Little Leroy
went in to the church and up to the alter. He looked around to see if
anyone was there. And bent down and picked up a statue of The Virgin
He slipped the statue under his shirt and ran out of the
church, down the street, into the house and up to his room as fast as
he can. Leroy then shut the door to his room and sat down with a piece
of paper and pen. And began to write
his 5th letter to God:
LETTER # 5
I'VE GOT YOUR MAMA
IF YOU WANT TO SEE HER AGAIN
SEND THE BIKE!
YOU KNOW WHO