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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 him Mr. Smith. She says Mr. 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. Mr. 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 Mr. 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 Mr. 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, Mr. 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.

 "And the King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the
extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of
them, you did it to Me.' "

 Matthew 25:40


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