FROM THE PULPIT: Free yourself, confess your sins

Published: Monday, June 10, 2013 at 04:20 PM.

Mary and Johnny explored all the old items in their grandparents’ house.

On one shelf in the dining room, Johnny saw a beautiful glass sculpture of a bird in a nest. As he reached for it, Grandma quickly intervened and said she didn’t want him touching it. The sculpture was very precious to her.

Johnny and Mary said they would leave the sculpture alone.

However, as the days progressed, Johnny couldn’t stop thinking about the beautiful piece. Each morning when the sun shone through the windows, the bird sparkled brightly.

One day, Johnny could not help himself. He carefully picked up the fragile glass bird and nest to admire it.

"Johnny! Put that down!” Mary shouted.

She startled her brother, who dropped the sculpture, which fell to the floor and shattered.

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