Since God made us, we belong to Him

A beach sand-building competition. One boy and girl finished a magnificent castle, and then wandered round looking at the other children’s efforts. When they came back they found a boy had occupied their castle and was making alterations and adding what he thought were improvements.

‘What are you doing ”that’s our castle!’

‘No, it’s mine now. You left it.’

‘But it’s our castle!’

‘What do you mean, yours? You didn’t pay for the sand, did you?’

‘But it’s our castle ”we MADE it and we can do what we like with it, or destroy it or anything, because we made it.’

And, of course, everybody said they were right, the intruder was turned out, and they won the prize.

God made me, out of nothing, and so I belong to Him. I am His to do what He likes with.

– Rev. F.H. Drinkwater, Catechism Stories Part I: the Creed (1939)