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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 28, 2007
Do today's duty and do not weaken and distract yourself by looking forward to things that you cannot see and could not understand if you saw them." - Charles Kingsley
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A certain downtown businessman became fond of the little boy who shined his shoes every day. He did such a good job that one day the businessman asked him, "Son, how come you are so conscientious about your work?"
The boy felt complimented. He looked up to the man, and said, "Mister, I'm a Christian and I try to shine every pair of shoes as if Jesus Christ were wearing them."
The businessman saw something genuine in the shoeshine boy. Soon after that he began reading his Bible. When he decided to be a Christian himself, he credited his decision to the little boy who shined every pair of shoes "as if Jesus Christ were wearing them."
What's inside us comes out in our social and moral behavior. Here is the other extreme:
Another boy was raised by a mother who showed him no affection, no love, no discipline. He was a "loner" in school. The girls teased him and the boys beat him up.
He joined the marines but only found abuse there and, eventually, was dishonorably discharged. He married and tried to have a family, but his wife hated him. He lost all sense of self-worth. Maybe you've guessed his name.
One day--it was November 22, 1963--he went out into the garage, took a rifle, drove into Dallas, and put two holes in the head of our former President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Yes, his name was Lee Harvey Oswald.
By Charles R. Leary, Mission Ready!, http://isbn.nu/9781556732218
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Did you hear about the dizzy boy scout?
He spent all day doing good turns.
What were the Chicago gangster's last words?
Who put that violin in my violin case.
What's the most important thing to learn in chemistry?
Never lick the spoon.
What's the difference between a Peeping Tom and someone who's just got out of the bath?
One is rude and nosey, and the other's nude and rosy.
Why did the robot act stupid?
Because he had a screw loose.
What feature runs in your family?
Submitted by Virginia
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A candidate for city council was doing some door-to-door campaigning, and things were going pretty well, he thought, until he came to the house of a grouchy-looking fellow. After the candidate's little speech, the fellow said, "Vote for you? Why I would rather vote for the devil!" "I understand," said the candidate. "But in case your friend is not running, may I count on your support?"
Source: Bits & Pieces, September 15, 1994
What is the largest US city by land area?
– Sitka, Alaska - 2,874 Sq Mi