A five-year-old boy had been naughty all day …
His mother sent him off to bed early as punishment. He marched off without a protest, but a few minutes later he was back, carrying his favorite stuffed animal, his piggy-bank, and a few items of clothing.
“I’m running away from home,” he announced.
“What will you do when you get hungry?” his father asked. The boy replied, “I’ll come home to eat.”
“What will you do when you run out of money?”
“I’ll come home for some more.”
“What will you do when your clothes get dirty?”
“I’ll bring them home and let mommy wash them.”
Whereupon, the father turned to mommy and said, “This kid isn’t running away from home. He’s going off to college.”
Simon Peter, Andrew and the other Apostles’ didn’t exactly run away from home to follow Jesus. Rather, they went off to a learning experience greater than any college could ever offer. They soon discovered that Jesus, the Master Teacher,…
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