A Sunday school teacher was teaching her class of what it takes to go to heaven. “If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale, and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into heaven?” she asked the children.
“NO!” the children all answered.
“If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy, would that get me into heaven?”
Again the answer was, “NO!”
“Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the children and loved my family more, would that get me into heaven?”
Once more they all answered, “NO!”
Thinking they were a good bit more theologically sophisticated than she had given them credit for she asked, “Then how can I get into heaven?”
A five-year-old boy shouted out, “YOU GOTTA BE DEAD!”