This was such a cool post from Angela I had to share.
A preacher was conducting a mission in a mining town and was given a tour through the coal mine. Entering a black, grimy, underground tunnel, he saw some beautiful, shiny, pure-white flowers growing out of the black mine earth.
He was amazed! How could anything, let alone a flower of such great beauty and purity, live in that black grime? He asked his guide for an explanation.
The guide told him to throw some coal dust on the flower and watch to see what happened. The preacher did so.
As soon as the coal dust hit those snowy-white petals, it slid straight off, leaving no trace of coal dust to mar its beauty. The surface of the petals was so smooth that the grit and grime had nothing to hold on to. The dirtiness that surrounded the plant and tainted its leaves, and everything else in the mine, could…
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