The new minister was asked to teach a boys class in the absence of the regular teacher. He decided to see what they knew, so he asked who knocked down the walls of Jericho. All the boys denied having done it, and the preacher was appalled by their ignorance.
At the next deacons meeting he told about the experience. “Not one of them knows who knocked down the walls of Jericho,” he lamented. The group was silent until finally one seasoned veteran of disputes spoke up. “Preacher, this appears to be bothering you a lot. But Ive known all those boys since they were born and theyre good boys. If they said they didnt know, I believe them. Lets just take some money out of the repair and maintenance fund, fix the walls, and let it go at that.”