A boy asked his father, “Tell me father how do wars start?”
Father answered, “I’ll tell you about the First World War as an example; the war started when Germany attacked Belgium.”
At this point the mother interrupted and said sharply, “Tell your son the truth, the war started when some people got killed.”
The father could not tolerate the mother’s intrusion in such a way and he looked at the mother to reprimand her saying, “He didn’t ask you, he asked me and why are you interrupting me?”
Mother became very angry, left the room quickly and slammed the door shut so hard that a shelf on the wall shook and some of the expensive art pieces fell on the ground and were broken.
The silence was then interrupted by the son saying, “Now I know father and mother how wars start.
I don’t need an answer.”
(1) Green, M.P. Illustrations for Biblical Preaching. Baker Book House. 1992. 19.
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