Wednesday 29 May 2019

The Wall of Jericho

Once upon a time a newly appointed Religious Instructions teacher at a school asked her class "Who broke down the wall of Jericho?"

Tom sitting up front said "It was not me, Miss!"

The teacher was so appalled at the level of ignorance of her new class, that she reported the incident to the Head Teacher.

The Head Teacher took the matter seriously and asked Tom's parents to attend the school for an explanation. He told them what Tom had said and asked them if they had anything to add. Tom's mother burst out crying and said "My Tom is a good boy. He never lies. If he said he never did it then I believe him!"

The Head Teacher was furious and turned to Tom's father.

Tom's father was more pragmatic about it all. He said "Let's treat this whole thing like grown-ups shall we? You get the wall fixed and I shall pay the costs involved."

When the parents had left, the Head Teacher called the Religious Instructions teacher, to explain what had happened.

She said "Really? Is that what Tom's father suggested?"

"Yes," replied the Head Teacher, "let's get a builder in to fix the wall quickly before he changes his mind!"

Personally ... I think the father was too hasty to offer to pay the costs without knowing how much it would be.

What do you think?


  1. I heard once that the walls were pushed down, straight into the ground. I don't remember where that came from, but it was before the Internet. Supposedly, excavators had discovered them that way. Have you ever heard that?

    Yes....offering to pay for construction...oh my...has this man never seen one of those HGTV shows???

    1. According to the Bible the walls of Jericho fell when the Isrealites walked round the city blowing their trumpets. Which goes to show: never blow your trumpet near a building. I never heard they were pushed down. Unless it was Tom and his school friends who did it as a joke. In which case it would be unfair for just Tom's father to pay for the repairs. I have checked HGTV and the Discovery Channel. They don't mention Tom or his parents. So that story may be untrue also.

      God bless you, Sandi.

  2. Oh Victor! Whatever are we going to do with you?!!

    1. It's all true, I tell you. Won't you believe me?

      God bless, Terri.

  3. Good thing they didn't name him Joshua!

    1. I think the wall fell down because it was badly constructed; too much sand too little cement in the concrete mixture.

      God bless, Mevely.

  4. Tom's parents must expected him capable of time jumping.

    But what about the red ribbon section? Did Tom miss that one?

    1. I think we're all being too hard on Tom.

      God bless, Susan.

  5. Further proof that we choose to live in ignorance!

  6. Are you calling me ignorant? What proof is there that Tom broke the wall? It could have been anyone. Maybe the Religious Instructions teacher did it and she is blaming the boy. Do you know something I don't Lulu?

    God bless.



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