Three churches in town were overrun with squirrels.
After much prayer, the elders of the first church determined that the animals were predestined to be there. Who were they to interfere with God’s will? They did nothing, and the squirrels multiplied.
The elders of the second church, deciding that they should not harm any of God’s creatures, humanely trapped the squirrels and then set them free outside of town. Three days later the squirrels were back.
The third church succeeded in solving the squirrel problem. The elders simply baptized the squirrels and registered them as members of the church. Now they only see the squirrels on Christmas and Easter.