A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in a seminary class,
given by her teacher, who we'll call Brother Smith. She says Brother Smith
was known for his elaborate object lessons.
One particular day, Sally walked
into the seminary and knew they were in for another fun day. On the wall
was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts. Brother 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.
Sally's girlfriend (on her right), drew a picture of a girl
who had stolen her boyfriend.
Another friend (on her left) 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 at the
overall effect she had achieved.
The class lined up and began
throwing darts, with much laughter and hilarity. Some of the students
threw their darts with such force that their targets were ripping apart.
Sally looked forward to her
turn, and was filled with disappointment when Brother 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, Brother Smith began removing the target from the wall. Underneath the
target was a picture of Jesus . .
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 out. Brother
Smith said only these words, "In as much as ye have done it unto the least
of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me." No other words were
necessary; the tear-filled eyes of each student focused only on the picture of
the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye
have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto
me.” Matthew 25:40