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Taking Aim

A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in a seminary class,
given by her teacher, who we'll call Brother Smith. She says Brother Smith
was known for his elaborate object lessons.

One particular day, Sally walked into seminary and knew they were in for
another fun day. On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were
many darts. Brother Smith told the students to draw a picture of someone
that they disliked or someone who had made them angry . . . and he would
allow them to throw darts at the person's picture.

Sally's girlfriend (on her right), drew a picture of a girl who had stolen
her boyfriend. Another friend (on her left), drew a picture of
his little brother. Sally drew a picture of Brother Smith, putting a great
deal of detail into her drawing, even drawing pimples on his
face. Sally was pleased at the overall effect she had achieved.

The class lined up and began throwing darts, with much laughter and
hilarity. Some of the students threw their darts with such force that
their targets were ripping apart. Sally looked forward to her turn, and was
filled with disappointment when Brother Smith, because of time
limits, asked the students to return to their seats.

As Sally sat thinking about how angry she was because she didn't have a
chance to throw any darts at her target, Brother Smith began removing the
target from the wall. Underneath the target was a picture of Jesus . . .

A complete hush fell over the room as each student viewed the mangled
picture of Jesus; holes and jagged marks covered His face and His eyes were
pierced out. Brother Smith said only these words, "In as much as ye have
done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me."

No other words were necessary; the tear-filled eyes of each student focused
only on the picture of Christ. The students remained in their
seats . . . even after the bell rang . . . then slowly left the
classroom, tears streaming down their faces.

"...Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least
of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40

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