William Alle White, one of america’s greatest journalists, is often remembered for his clever defense of the honor of his native state, Kansas. It was on the occasion of a banquet at which Mr. White was the principal speaker. In introducing Mr. White, the toastmaster, who was from Missouri, said that he was reminded of the little girl who was told by her parents that the family was leaving Missouri and moving to Kansas. The girl went into the back yard, looked up at the sky and said, “Goodbye God! We’re moving to Kansas!” When Mr. White got up to speak, he said the story was true, but the emphasis was wrong. What the little girl really said was, “Good! By God, we’re moving to Kansas!”
Hearing today’s Gospel Lesson, some of us may be contemplating the time when people all over the world will look up at the sky and say, “Goodbye God. Jesus tells us that the time will come when……
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