to Smile - Kim and Jason comic strip
and a bit of Christian humour refreshed daily
What does Love mean?
A group of professional people posed this
question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does
"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend
over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does
it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis
too. That's love." -- Rebecca- age 8
"When someone loves you, the way they say your name
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."
-- Billy - age 4
"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts
on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."
-- Karl - age 5
"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody
most of your French fries without making them give you any
of theirs." -- Chrissy - age 6
"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."
-- Terri - age 4
"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and
she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the
taste is OK." -- Danny - age 7
"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you
get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and
you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look
gross when they kiss" -- Emily - age 8
"Love is like a little old woman and a little old
man who are still friends even after they know each other
so well." -- Tommy - age 6
"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was
scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my
daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that.
I wasn't scared anymore." -- Cindy - age 8
"My mommy loves me more than anybody You don't see
anyone else kissing me to sleep at night." -- Clare
- age 6
"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of
chicken." -- Elaine-age 5
"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and
still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford." --
Chris - age 7
"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after
you left him alone all day." -- Mary Ann - age 4
"I know my older sister loves me because she gives
me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."
-- Lauren - age 4
"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and
down and little stars come out of you." (what an image)
-- Karen - age 7
"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she
doesn't think it's gross." -- Mark - age 6
"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you
mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People
forget." -- Jessica - age 8
"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas
if you stop opening presents and listen." -- Bobby
- age 7
"If you want to learn to love better, you should start
with a friend who you hate," -- Nikka - age 6
"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then
he wears it everyday." -- Noelle - age 7
A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children
while they drew. She would occasionally walk around to see
each child's artwork. As she came to one little girl who
was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.
The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."
The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what
God looks like."
Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing the
girl replied, "They will in a minute."
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A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan
to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand
my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17."
The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon,
the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know
how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went up. The minister
smiled and said, "Mark has only 16 chapters. I will
now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."
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A Sunday School teacher asked her students to draw
a picture of their favorite Old Testament story,
and as she moved around the class, she saw there
were many wonderful drawings being done. Then she
came across Johnny who had drawn an old man driving
what looked like a station wagon. In the back seat
were two passengers, both apparently naked.
"It's a lovely picture," said the teacher,
which story does it tell?"
Johnny seemed surprised at the question. "Doesn't
it say in the Bible that God drove Adam and Eve out
of the Garden of Eden?"
A police officer had just pulled over a
car full of nuns for going too slow on a major highway.
The conversation went like this:
Police officer: "Why were you driving so slowly?"
Nun driver: "I kept seeing all these signs with the
number 20 on them and figured that was the speed limit."
Police officer: "No, Sister, that is the highway
Nun: "Oh, I'm so sorry, Officer, I didn't know that."
Then the police officer looks into the back seat and sees
that the nuns there have panic-stricken faces and white
knuckles from holding on to each other too tightly.
Police officer: "What's wrong with the nuns in the
Nun: "Oh, we just got off Highway 101 a few miles
A priest was preaching on the evils of alcoholism.
He ended by saying, "It is my fervent prayer that
someday soon all alcohol in this city will be poured into
the nearest river!"
The lector then announced, "The Offertory
hymn will be number 312: 'Shall We Gather At The River.'"
Deep and Meaningful Comments
That Make You Stop and Ponder...
ON RELIGIOUS PRACTICES - Photons have mass? I didn't
know they were Catholic!
ON INFINITY - If you had everything, where would you
ON HUMILITY - To err is human, to moo bovine.
ON PROPHECY - The meek shall inherit the earth -- they
are too weak to refuse.
Where is God!?
A desperate young mother had two incorrigible boys. Having
exhausted all suggestions for controlling the little hellions,
she tried one last approach: she took them to the meanest
preacher in town for a lecture.
First the older boy was admitted into the stern minister's
Glaring at the boy from behind the desk, the preacher
waited a few moments, then challenged the boy: "Young
man, where is God?"
The boy was stunned to silence.
The preacher rose part way out of his chair and repeated
the question: "I asked you, Where Is God?"
The boy began to quake with dread .... this was no ordinary
lecture for being bad!
Stepping around from behind the desk, the impassioned
preacher now shouted his question, "WHERE IS GOD!?"
At this, the boy leaped from his chair and bolted out
the door, running headlong into his little brother.
"What's wrong? What's the matter?" his brother
asked. ........."It's awful! The church has LOST
GOD and they're BLAMING US!
Signs on Church Property
"No Lord -- No Peace. Know Lord -- Know Peace."
"Trip to heaven. Details Inside!"
"Try our Sundays. They are better than Baskin-Robbins."
"Searching for a new look? Have your faith lifted
"The Lord so loved the world that He did not send
"Come in and pray today. Beat the Christmas rush!"
"Sign broken. Message inside this Sunday."
"Do not wait for the hearse to take you to church."
"If you're headed in the wrong direction, God allows
"This is a ch_ _ ch. What is missing?" --------->
"Forbidden fruit creates many jams."
"In the dark? Follow the Son."
"Running low on faith? Stop in for a fill-up."
A plane full of retirees headed for Florida was gripped
with fear when the pilot announced, "Two of our engines
are on fire; we are flying through a heavy fog and it
has eliminated all our visibility."
The passengers were numb with fear, except for one -
a retired priest. "Now, now, keep calm," he
said. "Let's all bow our heads and pray."
Immediately, the group bowed their heads to pray, except
one man. "Why aren't you bowing your head to pray?"
the priest asked.
"I don't know how to pray," replied the passenger.
"Well, just do something religious!" instructed
The man got up and passed his hat down the aisle, taking
Did You Forget Me?
A pious man, who had reached the age
of 105, suddenly stopped going to synagogue. Alarmed
by the old fellow's absence after so many years of faithful
attendance, the Rabbi went to see him. He found him
in excellent health, so the Rabbi asked, "How come
after all these years we don't see you at services anymore?"
The old man lowered his voice. "I'll tell you,
Rabbi," he whispered. "When I got to be 90,
I expected God to take me any day. But then I got to
be 95, then 100, then 105. So, I figured that God is
very busy and must've forgotten about me, and I don't
want to remind Him!"
A woman was sitting next to a priest on a plane when
a terrible storm broke out. "Can't you do something
about that awful lightning?" she demanded.
"I'm sorry," the priest answered, "I'm
in sales, not management."
-- from Catholic Parish Resources - Bulletin fillers,
materials, Mass, Cards
A grandmother and a little girl who was
sprinkled with bright red freckles spent the day at the
zoo. The children were waiting in line to get their cheeks
painted by a local artist who was decorating them with
"You have so many freckles, there's no place to paint"
a boy in the line cried.
Embarrassed, the little girl dropped her head. Her grandmother
knelt down next to her. "I love your freckles,"
"Not me" the little girl replied.
"Well, when I was little girl I always wanted freckles.
Freckles are beautiful."
The little girl looked up. "Really?"
"Of course." said the grandmother, "Why
just name one thing that's prettier than freckles."
The little girl peered into the old woman's smiling face.
"Wrinkles" she answered softly.
Religious Education Teacher: Kevin, can you tell me what
we must do before we can expect forgiveness of sin?
Kevin: Uh, I guess we have to sin.
When a priest makes a mistake in church,
it's a clerical error.
1. If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
2. If you're born again, do you have two bellybuttons?
3. One nice thing about egotists: They don't talk about
4. To be intoxicated is to feel sophisticated but not
be able to say it.
5. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in
6. The older you get, the better you realize you were.
7. I doubt, therefore I might be.
8. Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
9. Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
10. Women like silent men, they think they're listening.
11. Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with
12. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach
him how to
fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
13. A fool and his money are soon partying.
14. Do pediatricians play miniature golf on Wednesdays?
15. Before they invented drawing boards, what did they
go back to?
16. Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy
17. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience
18. If God dropped acid, would he see people?
19. If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have
to drown too?
20. If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still
21. If work is so terrific, how come they have to pay
you to do it?
22. If you ate pasta and antipasta, would you still be
Count your Ribs!
A family came home from Church where the sermon was on
Adam and Eve.
The Mother noticed the boy sitting on the bed feeling his
ribs. She asked what he was doing.
He said, "I counted these things three times now. Mom!
I think I'm having a wife."
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A father was reading Bible stories to his young son. He
read, "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife
and flee out of the city, but his wife looked back and was
turned to salt."
His son asked, "What happened to the flea?"
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Little Johnny was happy when his family moved
into a bigger house. "Now there are separate
rooms for me, my brother and my sister. But poor Mom still
has to room with Dad!"
A young couple invited their pastor for Sunday
dinner. While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal,
the priest asked their son what they were having. "Goat,"
the little boy replied.
"Goat?" replied the startled man of the cloth,
"Are you sure about that?"
"Yep," said the youngster. "I heard Dad say
to Mom, Might as well have the old goat for dinner today
as any other day."
The Lord's Prayer
A mother was teaching her three-year-old daughter The Lord's
Prayer. For several evenings at bedtime, she repeated it
after her mother. One night she said she was ready to solo.
The mother listened with pride, as she carefully enunciated
each word right up to the end.
"And lead us not into temptation", she prayed,
"but deliver us some e-mail, Amen."
Genesis, computer version
A doctor, an architect, and a computer scientist were
arguing about whose profession was the oldest. In the
course of their arguments, they got all the way back to
the Garden of Eden.
Whereupon the doctor said, "The medical profession
is clearly the oldest, because Eve was made from Adam's
rib, as the story goes, and that was a simply incredible
The architect did not agree. He said, "But if you
look at the Garden itself, in the beginning there was
chaos and void, and out of that, the Garden and the world
were created. So God must have been an architect."
The computer scientist, who had listened to all of this
said, "Yes, but where do you think the chaos came
-- From Catholic
Actual announcements from Church Bulletins
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They
need all the help they can get.
Announcement in the church bulletin for a
National PRAYER & FASTING Conference: "The cost
for attending the Fasting and Prayer conference includes
The eighth graders will be presenting Shakespeare's
"Hamlet" in the church basement on Friday at 7
p.m. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs.
Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the altar.
-- From Laughter
Does God Have a Sense of Humour?
Children's Letters to God
I love animals. My goal is to be like Noah and have two
of each in my room.
In school they told us what You do. Who does it when You
are on vacation?
I read the Bible. What does begat mean? Nobody will tell
Did you mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it
Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones,
why don't You just keep the ones You have now?
I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church.
Is that okay?
Letters of Children to God
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A little Jewish boy and a little Catholic boy are waiting
for the school bus. The Jewish boy asks, "So, what
do you want to be when you grow up."
The Catholic boy answers proudly, "I think I'll
become a priest."
"Yeah? So what?" the Jewish boy shrugs.
"Well," the Catholic boy explains, "if
I'm a really good priest they may make me a Monsignor."
"Yeah? So what?"
The Catholic boy sighs patiently. "You see, if I'm
a really good Monsignor, maybe someday they'll make me
Unimpressed, the Jewish boy repeats, "Yeah, so what?"
A bit irritated now, the Catholic boy stresses, "If
I'm a really good Bishop, someday I may get be a Cardinal."
"Yeah, so what!"
"Well," the Catholic boy says through clenched
teeth, "if I'm a really good Cardinal someday I may
be elected POPE!"
"Yeah, so what!"
The Catholic boy throws up his hands and shouts, "What
do you want me to do? Be Jesus Christ Himself?"
"Well why not," the Jewish boy answers, "one
of our boys made it!"
-- From Catholic
An elderly woman approached her pastor and asked if he
would say a Latin Mass some Sunday.
"I never celebrate Mass in Latin," the priest
The lady sniffed and muttered, "If Latin was good enough
for Jesus, it should be good enough for you!"
A local priest joined a community service
club, and the members thought they would have some fun with
him. Under his name on the badge they printed "Hog
Caller" as his occupation.
Everyone made a big fanfare as the badge was presented.
The priest responded by saying: "I usually am called
the 'Shepherd of the Sheep'... but you know your people
better than I do."
Some friars were behind on their belfry payments,
so they opened up a small florist shop to raise the funds.
Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the "men of
God," the rival florist across town thought the competition
was unfair. He asked the good fathers to close down, but
they would not. He went back and begged the friars to close.
They ignored him. He asked his mother to ask the friars
to get out of business. They ignored her, too. So the rival
florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious
thug in town to "persuade" them to close. Hugh
beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he'd
be back if they didn't close shop. Terrified, they did so,
thereby proving (Brace yourself.)
That Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent florist friars.
If God hadn't wanted us to sleep, he wouldn't
have invented pews.
After going through the story of the Prodigal Son, a Sunday
school teacher asked the kids, “At the end of the
story who is it that ended up in the worst situation?”
One of the kids shot up her hands and answered, “The
of African Christian Inspiration
A man bought several acres of wasteland and
within a year, turned it into a thriving produce farm. The
local priest stopped by and complimented the man on his
vast progress. Then he added, "Wondrous things can
surely happen when man and God work together."
"Amen," said the man, "but you should've
seen the place when God was running it alone."
A farmer runs into the pastor of his church
after missing the morning Mass. "I missed you at Mass
this morning," the pastor says.
"Well, Father", the farmer says, "I had some
hay to put up. I figured it was better to sit on a bale
of hay thinking about God than to sit in church thinking
One night a little boy's parents overheard
"Now I lay me down to rest, and hope to pass tomorrow's
test, if I should die before I wake, that's one less test
I have to take."
A Sunday School teacher asked her class, "Does
anyone know what we mean by sins of omission?"
A small girl replied, "Aren't those the sins we should
have committed, but didn't?
A woman went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Christmas
cards. "What denomination?" Asked the clerk.
"Oh, good heavens! Have we come to this?" said
the woman. "Well, give me 50 Protestant and 50 Catholic
A little boy, excited about his part in the
Christmas play at school, came home and shouted, "I
got a part in the Christmas play! I got a part in the Christmas
"What part did you get?" asked his mother excitedly.
"I'm one of the three wise guys!"
Little Johnny was spending the weekend with
after a particularly trying week in kindergarten. His grand-
mother decided to take him to the park on Saturday morning.
It had been snowing all night and everything was beautiful.
His grandmother remarked..."doesn't it look like an
painted this scenery? Did you know God painted this just
Johnny said, "Yes, God did it and he did it left handed."
This confused his grandmother a bit, and she asked him
makes you say God did this with his left hand?"
"Well," said Johnny, "we learned at Sunday
School last week
that Jesus sits on God's right hand!"
A man decided to join a very small and very
selective order--of monks. The order was so devoted to prayer
they were only allowed to say 2 words every year.
After the first year passed, he went into a small room where
he was given the chance to say his two words to the head
monk. His two words were "Too cold." The head
monk nodded and gave him an extra blanket.
The next year passed and he was once again taken into the
small room. This time his 2 words were "Bland food."
Again the head monk nodded and gave him a box of salt.
When the next year had passed they took him back into the
small room, and his 2 words were "I quit."
"Fine!" exclaimed the exasperated head monk, "All
you've done since you got here is complain anyway."
Priest: Can any of you children tell me what
Good Friday did?
Fifth Grader: He saved Robinson Crusoe?
What's the difference between Christmas and
After Christmas, some people will come to church in only
God wants spiritual fruit, not religious
– Ethel Wilcox
A Catholic should have only one spouse.
This is called monotony.
A little girl was sitting on her grandfather's
lap as he read her a bedtime story. From time to time,
she would take her eyes off the book and reach up to touch
his wrinkled cheek. She was alternately stroking her own
cheek, then his again. Finally she spoke up, "Grandpa,
did God make you?"
"Yes, sweetheart," he answered, "God made
me a long time ago."
"Oh," she paused, "Grandpa, did God make
"Yes, indeed, honey," he said, "God made
you just a little while ago."
Feeling their respective faces again, she observed, "God's
getting better at it, isn't he?"
A tour guide was showing a group of Americans
around a church in Ireland. "And here is the skull
of St. Patrick."
One of the tourists challenged him, "You showed us
St. Patrick's skull in another church yesterday!"
"Ah yes," the guide answered, "but that
was his skull when he was a wee lad."
When one priest telephones another, does
he make a parson to parson call?
Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused
his dentist's Novocain during root canal work?
He wanted to transcend dental medication.
Father Murphy walked into a pub and said
to the first man he met, "Do you want to go to heaven?"
The man said, "I do Father."
The priest said,"Leave this pub right
now!" He then approached a second man. "Do you
want to get to heaven?"
"Certainly, Father," was the man's
reply. "Then leave this den of Satan!" said
Father Murphy then walked up to O'Toole
and asked, "Do you want to go to heaven?"
O'Toole replied: "No, I don't Father."
The priest looked him right in the eye and
said, "You mean to tell me that when you die you
don't want to go to heaven?"
O'Toole smiled, "Oh, when I die. Yes
Father. I thought you were getting a group together to
go right now."
The priest was trying to comfort one of
his parishioners. "Mr. Kelly", he said, "you
shouldn't be bitter. You must be thankful."
"Thankful!" exclaimed Kelley. "Just what
do I have to be thankful for, I ask you? I can't even
pay my bills."
The priest thought for a bit, then said brightly:
"Why? Be thankful you aren't one of your creditors."
Our collection basket isn't very large. Please fill it
with something that can be folded. Thanks.
It now costs more to amuse children than
it did to educate their parents.
A society lady was speaking to a Jewish
Rabbi, "Some of my ancestors witnessed the signing
of the Magna Carta."
"That's interesting," replied the Rabbi, "but
some of my ancestors witnessed the signing of the Ten
File on a church bookkeeper's desk: Due
Three Nuns were invited to speak about vocations
at a Mass in Dublin. They arrived late and walked into
the sanctuary. The priest noticed that they had nowhere
to sit so he whispered to the altar server, "Quick,
three chairs for the sisters."
So the boy yelled out, "Hip, hip, hooray!"
Purportedly real answers given by
Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.
Q: Explain one of the processes by which
water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes
large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.
Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.
Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
A: Keep it in the cow.
Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon.
All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there
is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I
forget where the sun joins in this fight.
Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.
Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.
Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches
A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to
Q: Name a major disease associated with
A: Premature death.
Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized?
A: The body is consisted into three parts - the brainium,
the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains
the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and
the abdominal cavity contains the five
bowels, A, E, I, O, and U.
Q: What is the fibula?
A: A small lie.
Q: What does 'varicose' mean?
Q: Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarean
A: The Caesarean Section is a district in Rome.
Q: What does the word 'benign' mean?
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.
A first grade teacher collected old, well
known proverbs. She gave each kid in her class the first
half of a proverb, and had them come up with the rest.
As you shall make your bed so shall you...
mess it up.
Strike while the... bug is close.
It's always darkest before... daylight savings time.
Never underestimate the power of... termites.
Don't bite the hand that... looks dirty.
No news is... impossible
You can't teach an old dog new... math.
If you lie down with the dogs, you'll... stink in the
Love all, trust... me.
An idle mind is... the best way to relax.
Where there's smoke, there's... pollution.
Happy the bride who... gets all the presents!
A penny saved is... not much.
Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and...
you have to blow your nose.
Children should be seen and not... spanked or grounded.
If at first you don't succeed... get new batteries.
You get out of something what you... see pictured on the
There is no fool like... Aunt Eddie.
A Franciscan and Jesuit were debating which
order was the greatest. So, they decided to ask for a
sign from God. This is what they received falling down
Please stop bickering about such trivial matters,
The Devil and the Pigs
One Sunday, the gospel was all about how the Lord cast
out Satan and sent him into a herd of pigs. During the
sermon, the priest asked some children, "And what
lesson do we learn from this story?"
Little Johnny raised his hand and jumped up. "We
learn that Jesus was the first person to make deviled