A young girl is eating dinner at a friend’s house. Her friend’s mother asks if she likes brussel sprouts. “Yes, of course,” the girl replied. “I like brussel sprouts.”
After the dinner, though, the mother notices that the brussel sprouts remain untouched. “I thought you liked brussel sprouts,” the mother asked.
“I do,” answered the girl. “But not enough to actually eat them.”
We Christians are people who like a lot of things – peace, love, harmony. But not enough to actually DO something about them.
Thanks to Michael Mandelbaum, Thomas Friedman and to Leonard Sweet. And thanks to Kokokara for the photo.
What do YOU like, but not so much that YOU would actually DO something about it?
GOD GIVES US THINGS TO SHARE. GOD DOESN’T GIVE US THINGS TO HOLD!!
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