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A man is on a boat. He is not alone, but he acts as if he were alone. One night, without a warning, he suddenly begins to cut a hole under his seat.

The other people on the boat shout and shriek at him: “What on earth are you doing? Have you gone mad? Do you want to sink us all? Are you trying to destroy us?”

Calmly, the man answers: “I don’t understand what you want. What I’m doing is none of your business. I paid my way on this boat. I’m not cutting under your seat. So leave me alone!”

What the fanatic (who is also an egotist) will not accept, but what you and I cannot forget, is that all of us are together in the same boat.

By Ellie Wiesel

This is a fundamental and a foundational image and story to remember, to reflect upon and to share in numerous conversations. Please remember it as various topics are discussed on cable TV every day. 

What would YOU say to the man in the boat with you who is cutting a hole under his seat?

IF THE DAY JESUS DIED WAS EVENTUALLY CALLED GOOD, OUR WORST DAYS MIGHT EVENTUALLY BECOME GOOD TOO!

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