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    Four boys found $13,000 in a brown paper bag on a New York street. Three of the boys wanted to divide the money and keep it. The fourth one persuaded them that the honest thing to do was to inform the police. The police took the money, but the boys’ action was widely publicized. In no time at all, a dozen claimants showed up to state that the money was theirs. It’s amazing how many people lose $13,000 in a brown paper bag! After a period of time had elapsed, the case was brought before the court and the boys were called in. The judge listened to all the claimants, then praised the boys’ honesty and awarded the money to them. Faced with a conflict of right or wrong, they had made the right choice...

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    For the 1999 edition of the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible, illustrator Barry Moser sketched two portraits of David. The first is of the young David, the “getting ready to slay Goliath” David. He’s young, brash. The eyes say it all. He has his whole life ahead of him and he’s confident it’s going to be a good life. There is a little of the Dirty Harry “Go ahead, make my day” look to him. He’s ready to take on Goliath and all takers while he’s at it. The second Moser portrait flashes forward quite a few years. This is King David, the David who is old and restless enough that he’s about to make the mistake of his life with a neighbor woman named Bathsheba. Again, the eyes say it all. They are downcast, not defiant. They are weary (insofar as we can see them at all) not energetic. The spring has gone out of his step and in the springtime when the kings go out to make war, he stays back in Jerusalem now. Battles are for younger folks, not him anymore. That confident and perhaps cocky young boy who used to slay bears and lions and giants and who used to be really good at outfoxing old King Saul . . . he’s just a memory...
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