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Attributed to Sharon L. Bowman, Lake Tahoe

An older boy named Joey, his dog, Buster, and his younger buddy, Brian, are standing on the lawn in front of Joey’s house. Joey turns to Brian and says boastfully, “I taught Buster how to whistle.”

Brian looks at the dog for what seems like an eternity, then looks at his friend, and says, “Show me.” So they both look at the dog. The dog just stands there wagging his tail with his tongue hanging out.

“Okay, Buster, go to it, boy. Whistle!” Once again, the dog does nothing. This goes on for several minutes. Each time Buster, the dog, is commanded to whistle, he looks at the boys, wags his tail, and sits there.

Finally, Brian turns to Joey in disgust and says “Hey! You said your dog could whistle. Well, we’ve been here ten minutes and he hasn’t whistled once!”

Joey looks at his younger buddy, Brian, with a grin on his face and says, “Of course he can’t whistle. I told you I taught him how to whistle. I didn’t say he learned it.”

Food for thought: “Are we simply teaching, or have our youth learned the things of God?

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