Alittle boy was walking down a dirt road after church one Sunday afternoon when he came to a crossroads where he met a little girl coming from the other direction.
'Hello,' said the little boy.
'Hi,' replied the little girl. 'Where are you going?' asked the little boy. 'I'vebeen to church this morning and I'm on my way home' answered the little girl.
'I'm also on my way home from church. Which church do you go to?' asked the little boy. 'Igo to the Lutheran church back down the road,' replied the little girl. 'What about you?’ 'Igo to the Catholic church back at the top of the hill,' replied the little boy. Theydiscover that they are both going the same way so they decided that they'd walk together. Theycame to a low spot in the road where spring rains had partially flooded the road,so there was no way that they could get across to the other side without getting wet. 'If I get my new Sunday dress wet, my Mom's going to skin me alive,' said the little girl. 'MyMom will tan my hide, too, if I get my new Sunday suit wet,' replied the little boy. 'Itell you what I think I'll do,' said the little girl. 'I'm gonna pull offall my clothes and hold them over my head and wade across.' 'That'sa good idea,' replied the little boy. 'I'm going to do the same thing with my suit.'
Sothey both undressed and waded across to the other side without getting their clothes wet. They were standing there in the sun waiting to drip dry before putting their clothes back on, when the little boy finally remarked.
'You know, I never realized before just how much difference there really is between a Lutheran andaCatholic!!!