Ten Little Christians

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
April 26, 1996

Ten Little Christians came to church all the time;
One fell out with the preacher, then there were nine.

Nine Little Christians stayed up late;
One overslept on Sunday, then there were eight.

Eight Little Christians on their way to Heaven;
One took the low road, then there were seven.

Seven Little Christians, chirping like chicks;
One didn’t like the singing, then there were six.

Six Little Christians seemed very much alive;
One took a vacation, then there were five.

Five Little Christians pulling for Heaven’s shore;
One stopped to take a rest, then there were four.

Four Little Christians each as busy as a bee;
One had his feelings hurt, then there were three.

Three Little Christians couldn’t decide what to do;
One couldn’t have his way, then there were two.

Two Little Christians each won one more;
Now don’t you see, two plus two equals four.

Four Little Christians worked early and late;
Each brought one, now there were eight.

Eight Little Christians if they double as before;
In just seven Sundays, we have one thousand twenty four.

In this jingle there is a lesson true;
You belong either to the building, or to the wrecking crew.

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  1. jessicag said:

    Cute little way to be a great reminder!


  2. Kenny, I got a Facebook forward yesterday that The Shepherd’s Presence and I both think you may like. I posted it on my blog, lindasbiblestudy.wordpress.com, if you’d like to go take a look. I titled it “A Facebook Forward.”


      • When I read it on facebook I commented to Linda, “Is that a Kenny T story or what!” Your readers will not only enjoy it, but be challenged.


  3. sheilamariegrimes said:

    Loved it!


  4. “You belong either to the building, or to the wrecking crew.” Wow. A simple statement that gives profound perspective. ‘Love the demonstration of exponential growth, too, at the end of the poem.

    Lord, help us be those kind of people–positive and influential for your kingdom!


  5. “You belong either to the building, or to the wrecking crew.” Yep


  6. Sarah said:

    Awesome! The last bit is very powerful.


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