Two young children are sitting in the back of the car shoving, whining, and complaining about each other.

“What’s going on back there?” demands the mother.

“She keeps pushing me!” the younger whines.

The mother asks the older sibling if this is true.

“Yes, but that’s because she keeps putting her arm in front of my face,” explains the elder.

The mother replies to the younger, “If you want to stick your arm up in the air, fine, just don’t stick it in your sister’s face.”

When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable,
But he who restrains his lips is wise. – Proverbs 10:19 NASB

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4 Comments(+Add)

1   Christian P
March 23rd, 2010 at 11:48 am

Apparently I’m not as good a parable writer as I thought. And that’s pretty sad because I thought I wasn’t that good at it to begin with.

2   Robbo
March 23rd, 2010 at 1:15 pm

What do you mean, Christian P? Are you speaking in parables, I mean your comment, not the actual parable in the post?

At least two chapters of The Book of Proverbs should be required daily reading for all bloggers and weekly reading for all frequent commenters.

3   John Hughes    
March 24th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Hey Robbo, you should read whatever chapter in Proverbs the calendar day is. You only double up on months with less than 31 days silly.

4   Christian P
March 24th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Robbo, I was just seeing if anybody was paying attention. I really did think it was good when I wrote it (not very humble of me) and then it garnered nothing. I’m just stirring the pot.