a fair and balanced birdthing (raaven) wrote,
a fair and balanced birdthing
raaven

Chain letters

I get a lot of chain email, and most of them, I enjoy. Why, just last night I got one full of pictures of cute little animals. It was adorable.

Some however, aggravate me, and I am often hard-pressed to know how to respond to them.

So. I got this:

Subject: Powerful Message...Pls Read

Dart Test...
THIS IS A POWERFUL MESSAGE. PLEASE READ ALL OF IT. I AM PASSING IT ON BECAUSE I AM CERTAIN LY NOT ASHAMED TO DO SO.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke, it's not funny,
it's intended to get you thinking.............

Dart Test...
A young lady named Sally , relates an experience she had in a seminary class, given by her teacher, Dr. Smith. She says that Dr. Smith was
known for his elaborate object lessons.

One particular day, Sally walked into the seminary and knew they were in for a fun day.

On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts. Dr. 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 friend drew a picture of a friend who had stolen her boyfriend. Another friend drew a picture of his little brother. Sally
drew a picture of a former friend, putting a great deal of detail into her drawing, even drawing pimples on the face. Sally was pleased with
the overall effect she had achieved.

The class lined up and began throwing darts. 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 Dr. 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. Dr. Smith began removing the target from the wall.

Underneath the target was a picture of Jesus. A 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.

Dr. 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."
Matthew 25:40.

No other words were necessary; the tears filled eyes of the students focused only on the picture of Christ.

This is an easy test; you score 100 or zero . It's your choice.

If you aren't ashamed to do this, please follow the directions.

J es u s said, "If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you, before My Father."

Not ashame d...paSS this on.

As hamed . . delete it.

Isn't it funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell.

Isn't it funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.
Isn't it funny how everyone wants to go to heaven provided they do not have to believe, think, say, or do anything the Bible says. Or is it
scary?

Isn't it funny how someone can say "I believe in God" but still follow S a ta n (who, by the way, also "believes" in God ).

Isn't it funny how you can send a thousand jokes through e-mail and! they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages
regarding the Lord , people think twice about sharing

Isn't it funny how the lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene pass freely through cyberspace, but the public discussion of Jesus is suppressed
in the school and workplace.

Isn't it funny how when you go to forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're n ot sure what
they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it to them.

Isn't it funny how I can be more worried about what other people think of me than what God thinks of me.
Will YOU pass this on? ... I did


It aggravated me, and so I

Subject: A Powerful Lesson

A young lady named Sally relates an experience she had in a seminary class, given by her teacher, Dr. Smith. She says that Dr. Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons.


One particular day, Sally walked into the seminary and knew they were in for a fun day.


On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts. Dr. 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 friend drew a picture of a friend who had stolen her boyfriend. Another friend drew a picture of his little brother. Sally drew a picture of a former friend, putting a great deal of detail into her drawing, even drawing pimples on the face. Sally was pleased with the overall effect she had achieved.

The class lined up and began throwing darts. 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 Dr. 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. Dr. Smith began
removing the target from the wall.


Underneath the target was a picture of Jesus. A 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.


Dr. Smith said only these words from Matthew 25:40:

"In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me."


So, if you consider yourself a Christian, then the next time you feel like throwing darts, whether physical or verbal, remember these words from Christ, and think again.


Would you tell Jesus He was going to hell because He doesn't believe the same things you do? Would you call Him names and try to make Him
feel ashamed of His life or His choices? Would you throw rocks at Him or beat Him up? Would you scream at Him because He didn't ring your
purchase up quickly enough, or He made a mistake, or took the parking space you wanted?


Especially now, at Christmas time, remember that Christ is in everyone, and make the effort to treat all people the way that you
would treat your Savior.

Please feel free to spread it around if you feel so moved.
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