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How to Treat Others

How To Treat Others


A young lady named Sally relates an experience she had in class, given
by her teacher, whom we'll call Brother Smith. She says Brother Smith
was known for his elaborate object lessons. One particular day, Sally
walked into class and knew they were in for another fun day.


On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts.
Brother 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 girlfriend (on her right), drew a picture of a girl who had
stolen her boyfriend. Another friend (on her left), drew a picture of
his little brother. Sally drew a picture of Brother Smith, putting a
great deal of detail into her drawing. Sally was pleased at the overall
effect she had achieved.


The class lined up and began throwing darts, with much laughter and
hilarity. Some of the students threw their darts with such force that
their targets were ripping apart. Sally looked forward to her turn, and
was filled with disappointment when Brother Smith, because of time
limits, 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, Brother Smith began removing
the target from the wall. Underneath the target was a picture of Jesus.
A complete hush fell over the room as each student viewed the mangled
picture of Jesus. Holes and jagged marks covered His face and His eyes
were pierced out.


Brother Smith said only these words, "In as much as ye have done it unto
the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me." (Matthew
25:40) No other words were necessary. The tear-filled eyes of each
student focused only on the picture of Christ. The students remained in
their seats even after the bell rang, then slowly left the classroom,
tears streaming down their faces.


Author unknown


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