A young boy had just gotten his driver's permit and
asked his father, an evangelist, if they could discuss his use of
The father took him into his study and said to the boy,
"I'll make a deal with you, son. You bring
your grades up from a C to a B, study your Bible a little, get
your hair cut, then we'll talk about the car."
Well, the boy thought
about that for a moment, and decided that he'd settle for the offer,
and they agreed on it.
After about six weeks, the boy came back and again asked his father
about using the car.
Again, they went to the study, where his father said,
"Son, I've been real proud of you. You've
brought your grades up, and I've observed that you have been
studying your Bible, and participating a lot more in the Bible
study class on Sunday morning. But, I'm real disappointed, since
you haven't gotten your hair cut."
The young man paused a
moment, and then said,
"You know, dad, I've been thinking about
that, and I've noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson
had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long
hair and there's even a strong argument that Jesus had long
hair." [The latter is probably
His father replied,
"You're right, son. Did you also notice
that they all walked everywhere they went?"