Targets

Dartboard

DartboardSally walked into Dr. Smith’s Seminary class. 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 one 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 her 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 ripped apart. Sally looked forward to her turn,
and it was filled with disappointment when Dr. Smith, because of time, 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 classroom 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 you have done it unto the least of these my
brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40.  No other words were necessary.

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