While walking through the jungle,
Just to pass the time away,
He came upon a lion
Which can surely ruin one’s day.

Was the beast going to eat him?
He was frozen there with fright.
The lion sure looked hungry,
Like he had an appetite.

The lion looked him over,
Then he bowed down on his knees,
Crossed his paws and closed his eyes,
Just as gentle as you please.

Was the lion someone’s pet?
Did he think they were playing?
For all the world, it looked like
The lion had started praying.

Our hero then took courage,
He might yet survive this day.
“I see, you are a Christian,
I can tell the way you pray.”

I also am a Christian,
I just thought you’d like to know.
I think we have a kinship,
One that could certainly grow.

Would you like to be my friend?
I could teach you to play ball.
Only now I’ve got to go,
But I’ll sure give you a call.”

The lion’s reply was short,
There was anger on his face.
He said, “Will you please shut up…
Can’t you see I’m saying grace?”

What can I say about Grace? It’s an old joke but it’s still funny. I’ve changed it some from the way I first heard it, to accommodate rhyming.

If it has a moral, I guess it would be that we should never use religion to try and gain favors from another. If you lead a good Christian life, others will notice and you won’t have to tell people where you stand.

A mother once asked her son if his friends at college gave him a hard time about being a Christian. His answer was that they had never found out.

In Grace, the lion could see that his dinner wasn’t very sincere and at any rate, it didn’t matter.


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