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    'Twas a sheep, not a lamb, that strayed away in the parable Jesus told.

    A grown-up sheep that had gone astray from the ninety and nine in the fold.

    Out on the hillside, out in the cold, 'twas a sheep the Good Shepherd sought;

    And back to the flock, safe into the fold, 'twas a sheep the Good Shepherd brought.

    And why for the sheep should we earnestly long and as earnestly hope and pray?

    Because there is danger, if they go wrong, they will lead the lambs astray.

    For the lambs will follow the sheep, you know, wherever the sheep may stray;

    When the sheep go wrong, it will not be long till the lambs are as wrong as they.

    And so with the sheep we earnestly plead, for the sake of the lambs today;

    If the sheep are lost, what terrible cost some of the lambs will have to pay!


    Source Unknown.


    Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. 

    Oscar Wilde.

    A recent study showed that there are 3 things you can't teach to people: lifestyle, morals, and attitudes. 

    Leadership, V, 1, p. 1.

    One Sunday morning in 1865, a black man entered a fashionable church in Richmond, Virginia. When Communion was served, he walked down the aisle and knelt at the altar. A rustle of resentment swept the congregation. How dare he! After all, believers in that church used the common cup. Suddenly a distinguished layman stood up, stepped forward to the altar, and knelt beside the black man. With Robert E. Lee setting the example, the rest of the congregation soon followed his lead.

    Today in the Word, September, 1991, p. 15.

    During the Nazi occupation of his country in WWII, Kin Christian X of Denmark noticed a Nazi flag flying over a Danish public building. He immediately called the German commandant, demanding that the flag be taken down at once. The commandant refused.

    "Then a soldier will go and take it down." said the king. "He will be shot," threatened the commandant. "I think not," replied the king, "for I shall be the soldier." Within minutes the flag was taken down. 

    Today in the Word, August, 1991, p. 13.