Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Map

Here's a cute story to think about as we venture through all this political turmoil:

A little girl wanted to know what the United States looked like. Her father tore a map of the United States out of his magazine and cut it into small pieces. He gave them to her and said, 'Go into the other room and see if you can put this together. This will show you our whole country today...'

After some minutes, she returned and handed him the map, correctly fitted and taped together. The father was surprised and asked how she had finished so quickly.
'Oh,' she said, 'on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus. When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together.'

Sooo... when we get Jesus back where He belongs --- our country will come together!


Anonymous said...

I wil be using this in my homilies.
Father Michael, O.P.

Aly said...

That story, while inspirational, is hardly a good example for our children and our country. When Jesus is in the right place, your life will come together. Jesus isn't the key to our country - separation of church and state ring a bell?? Compassion and understanding between religions will bring our country together. This story would be much better if the map of the US were replaced with perhaps a picture of a family or something that does not imply that Muslims, Jews and others who are not Christians are unwelcome in our country.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, a nuclear family? ;-)

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