It’s us, not the world

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

It looks like ev­ery­thing in the world is messed up if you watch all the news chan­nels. It re­ally isn’t the world, though; it’s the peo­ple. Once there was a preacher try­ing to write a ser­mon who was keep­ing his young son while his wife was shop­ping. The preacher tried and tried to come up with a Sun­day ser­mon, but his lit­tle boy kept nag­ging him to come out­side and play with him.

The preacher, be­ing des­per­ate to di­vert his son’s at­ten­tion for a while, took a big Life mag­a­zine off his desk and tore the front page off. Then he be­gan to tear the page into lit­tle pieces, think­ing that putting a puz­zle to­gether would keep him busy for a while. He took the torn pieces of pa­per into an­other room and told his son, “When you get this puz­zle done, I will be ready to play with you.”

So the preacher scat­tered the pieces on the floor and left to fin­ish his ser­mon. Much to the preacher’s sur­prise, his son came back in to his study with a pic­ture of the world globe in per­fect or­der.

The preacher asked, “How did you do that so fast?”

His son replied, “Fa­ther, on one side was a man’s face, and on the other side was the world. I know what a man’s face looks like. I fig­ured if I got the man right, the world would be right too.” “Thank you, son, for my ser­mon.” RON­ALD SMITH

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