POSTED October 10, 1998


By Louise Ferry

Scripture Reading Matthew 15:21-28
PUPPETS:Butch & Grandpa

    BUTCH: Grandpa. Something happened at school today and I don't understand what happened.

    GRANDPA: Why, did you have a surprise test?

    BUTCH: No, nothing like that. You see, this new family moved into town and they have a boy my age. He came to school today and when he sat down, everybody moved away from him.

    GRANDPA: What was the problem? Was he a nasty boy or what?

    BUTCH: He was a nice, clean, polite boy.

    GRANDPA: What was the problem?

    BUTCH: I think it had to do with the fact he was black.

    GRANDPA: That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. A blind man was with a friend who didn't like black people and the blind man asked, "What's the big deal? There are only 2 kinds of people as far as I can tell, those who are kind or those who are not."

    BUTCH: That's right. If we were blind, it certainly wouldn't matter what color skin people have. We would be more concerned about how they act.

    GRANDPA: There's a verse in the Bible that says God doesn't see like people see. People look on the outward appearance, God looks at the heart. God doesn't care how we look.

    BUTCH: For the preacher sake, I'm sure glad about that. God only cares about our heart. Do we love as Jesus loved. That's all that matters to God.

    GRANDPA: That should be all that matters to us. How's your heart Butch?

    BUTCH: I love like Jesus loved.

    GRANDPA: That's all that matters. How's your heart today boys and girls?

    BUTCH: I'll bet it's ok. Right boys and girls?

    GRANDPA: I'm sure you are right, but we should always check. See you next week.

    BUTCH: See you grandpa. See you boys and girls.

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