It was one of those stories that make you go, Hmmmm? 

Just recently it was reported that authorities in China secured a grenade that was in the possession of a 90-year-old resident of the village of Hubei.  What makes the story more interesting is the lady had been using the grenade as a hammer since she found it in a field 20 years ago. 

Thinking it was just a lump of iron, the woman told the authorities that she had used it for everyday tasks such as cracking walnuts, hammering nails, and pounding pepper. Wow! That story could have had a very different ending. (I resisted the temptation of saying it could have ended with a bang.)

In China, the story has sparked conversations about the quality of the grenade and the fact that it wasn’t recognized for what it was. One commentator wrote, “It’s so obviously a grenade, and no one recognized it. The young didn’t recognize it. The old didn’t recognize it. Have they never seen war?”

It made me think of the potentially dangerous behaviour that Christians sometimes involve themselves in and with. Sometimes unknowingly, and sometimes knowlingly, they justify what they are doing as harmless while ignoring the spiritual and emotional risks they are taking.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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