Samaritan's Song

Reading an article on libraries today, I was astonished to learn that library patrons in San Jose, California, owe the library $6.8 million in fines and fees for 97,000 lost or damaged items.  6.8 million!  The author of the article goes on to explore the ways in which libraries are trying to get their books – or their money – back.

But as I read the rest of the article and the debate over whether fines or amnesties work better to help librarians make up for lost items, I couldn’t help but wonder how many of those 97,000 lost or damaged items belong to Christians, or what percentage of that 6.8 million Christians owe.   Maybe none.  More likely, some.  At least a little.

I know, I know.  It’s just a library book, right?  There are more important things to worry about, like loving people and serving people and saving souls. …

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