In 1937 architect Frank Lloyd Wright built a house for industrialist Hibbard Johnson.
One rainy evening Johnson was entertaining distinguished guests for dinner when the roof
began to leak. The water seeped through directly above Johnson himself, dripping steadily
onto his bald head. Irate, he called Wright in Phoenix, Arizona. "Frank," he
said, "you built this beautiful house for me and we enjoy it very much. But I have
told you the roof leaks, and right now I am with some friends and distinguished guests and
it is leaking right on top of my head." Wright's reply was heard by all of the
guests. "Well, Hib, why don't you move your chair?"
Today in the Word, Moody
Bible Institute, Jan, 1992, p.14.
In a newly created nation in Africa, an elderly native was told that he was going to be
taxed to support the government. "Why?" he asked. "To protect you from
enemies, to feed you when you are hungry, to care for you when you are sick, and to
educate your children," he was told. "I see," said the old man. "It's
like I have this dog, and the dog is hungry. He comes begging to me for food. So I take my
knife, cut off a piece of the poor dog's tail and give it to him to eat. That, I believe
is what this taxation is."
Bits and Pieces, December 13, 1990.