Little Leroy came into the kitchen where his mother was making dinner.
His birthday was coming up and he thought this was a good time to tell
his mother what he wanted. "Mom, I want a bike for my
Little Leroy was a bit of a troublemaker. 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, thought he did.
Leroy's mother, being a Christian woman, wanted him to reflect on his
behavior over the last year and write a letter to God and tell him why
he deserved a bike for his birthday. Little Leroy stomped up the steps
to his room and sat down to write God a letter.
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 this wasn't true. He had not been a very good boy this year
so he tore up the letter and started over.
This is your friend Leroy. I have been a pretty good boy this year, and
I would like a red bike for my birthday.
Leroy knew this wasn't true either. He tore up the letter and started
I have been an OK boy this year and I would really like a red bike for
Leroy knew he could not send this letter to God either, so he wrote
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 red bike for my birthday.
Leroy knew, even if it was true, this letter was not going to get him a
bike. By now, Leroy was very upset. He went downstairs and told his
mother he wanted to go to church. Leroy's mother thought her plan had
worked because Leroy looked very sad. "Just be home in time for
dinner," his mother said. Leroy walked down the street to the
church and up to the altar. He looked around to see if anyone was there.
He picked up a statue of the Virgin Mary. He slipped it under his shirt
and ran out of the church, down the street, into his house, and up to
his room. He shut
the door to his room and sat down with a piece of paper and a pen. Leroy
began to write his letter to God.
I GOT YOUR MAMA. IF YOU WANT TO SEE HER AGAIN, SEND THE
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