THE DART TEST
A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in
a seminary class, given by her teacher, Dr. Smith. She says Dr. Smith
was known for his elaborate object lessons. One particular day, Sally
walked into the seminary class and knew they were in for a fun day. On the
wall was a big target, and on a nearby table were many darts. Dr. 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, if they wished.
Sally's girlfriend drew a picture of a girl who had stolen her boyfriend. Another
friend drew a picture of his little brother. Sally drew a picture of a former friend,
putting a great deal of detail into her drawing, even drawing pimples on the face.
Sally was pleased with the overall effect she had achieved. The class lined up
and began throwing darts.
Some of the students threw their darts with such force that their targets were
ripped apart. Sally looked forward to her turn, and was filled with
disappointment when Dr. 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, Dr. Smith began
removing the target from the wall.
Underneath the Target was a picture of Jesus. A 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. Dr. Smith said only
these words....."Inasmuch 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; tears filled the eyes of the students, focused only on the picture
To the world, you may just be somebody...but to somebody, you may be the world.
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