There was an old woman tossed up in a basket, seventeen times as high as the moon.
Where she was going, I couldn’t but ask it, For in her hand she carried a broom.
“Old Woman, old woman, old woman,” said I, “Where are you going, up so high?”
“To brush the cobwebs off of the sky.”
“May I go with you?”
“Yes, by and by.”
The message in that little “Mother Goose” fairy tale rhyme is not unlike Jesus’ warning in today’s Gospel Lesson. Each of us, by-and-by, will come to her or his last turn around the sun. Each of us will be going up to brush the cobwebs off the sky.…
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