Can’t We PLEASE Talk About Something Else?!

A Daughter of the Reformation

I’m sure you’re probably familiar with the sermon illustration of the Sunday School teacher who wanted to talk about squirrels. I have no idea who wrote it originally, but here’s the version of it I found on several sites. If you know the original author, leave a comment, and I’ll update the reference.

A Sunday School teacher wanted to use squirrels as an example of preparedworkers. She started the lesson by saying, ”I’m going to describe something,and I want you to raise your hand when you know what it is.” The children wereexcited to show her what they knew and leaned forward eagerly. “I’m thinking ofsomething that lives in trees and eats nuts …” No hands went up.“It can be gray or brown and it has a long bushy tail …” The childrenlooked around the room at each other, but still no one raised a hand. “It chattersand sometimes it…

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