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The Facts Please, Just the Facts!

by Robert J. Young
©, 2001, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]
Note: the numbers and descriptions used in the article below are real, but editors reprinting this article will likely want to change them to reflect current reality in a local church.

"The facts, please, just the facts."

This is not a sermon; this is not a spanking. This is "just the facts." My mother often said, "If the shoe fits, wear it." This is not about shoes, but then she wasn't talking about shoes either!

This is about grace. This is about giving. This echoes the "grace of giving." We are challenged to grow. We pledge; we increase; that is all good, in fact, it is essential. If we have grown individually, we have not apparently grown as a spiritual family. We must be challenged anew; we must know the values of the opportunities before us; we must seize the moment.

Here are the facts:

If the shoe fits, wear it. The facts, please, just the facts.

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Last updated November 28, 2001.