Friday, March 07, 2014


By The Rt. Rev. John A. M. Guernsey
March 6, 2014

A church I know has a school for young children as part of its ministry. One day, the pastor dropped by the school library to visit with the children. He sat down next to a little girl, who was looking at a book for pre-readers, one of those with a picture and a single word on each page. "That's a truck," she said to him proudly. "That's a drum, that's a top, that's a ball." When she came to a picture of a hatchet, she said, "That's a hammer." Then she turned the page, and there was a picture of a hammer. She looked back at the hatchet, then at the hammer, then at the hatchet. Then she closed the book and smiling sweetly, said, "This is the library. We really shouldn't be talking in here."

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