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"THE DARTS TEST"


A young lady named Sally relates an experience she had in a seminary class, given by her teacher, a Dr. Smith. She says that Dr. Smith was well-known for his elaborate object lessons. One particular day Sally walked into the seminary and she knew that they were in for a fun day. On the wall was a big target and on a table nearby 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 persons picture.

Sally's girlfriend drew a picture of a girl who had stolen her boyfriend. Another drew a picture of her little brother. Sally drew a picture of a former friend, putting a great deal of detail into the drawing, even drawing pimples on the face. Sally was pleased with the overall effect that she had created. The class lined up and began throwing the darts. Some of the students threw their darts with such force that the pictures were ripping apart. Sally looked forward to her turn and was very disappointed when Dr. Smith said that because of time limits the students must return to their seats. As Sally was sitting there thinking how angry she was that she hadn't even got her turn and a chance to throw any darts at the pictures, Dr. Smith removed began removing the target from the wall.

Underneath the target was a picture of jesus. A silent hush fell over the room as each student viewed the mangled picture of Jesus with holes and jagged marks all over his face, even his eyes had been pierced.

Dr. Smith then said only these words....."In as much as you have done it unto the least of my brethren, you have done it unto me." (Matthew 25:40)


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