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post #123 of Old 06-07-2013
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Re: Re-naming the boat

I am not superstitious. I think this is analogous.

I'm at church on a Sunday evening in a small north Georgia community outside of Chattanooga. The preacher decides to talk about the upcoming youth retreat to Florida.

He recounts that in past years he, as the youth pastor, had worked hard to make the church bus suitable for the eight hour journey on the interstate.

Each year, despite his best efforts, the church bus broke down.

Being on the cusp of the next trip and having done everything in his power to make the bus worthy of the sojourn, he worried about what would occur on this trip.

It was the devil, he explained, who had sabotaged the trip for years. And we were exhorted on the ways to protect the youth from the devil's grasp.

At least one of us wondered if the youth pastor who prepared the bus for the trip was responsible for the lack of success.
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