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There is a story of a young hippie who gave his life to Christ during the Jesus Movement of the late sixties and early seventies.


One Sunday he went to a church, not knowing it was one of the more “upper class” churches in the area.


He was late to the service, and the pastor was about to begin the message. As he walked in, he saw that the place was packed and he could not find a place to sit. So, not knowing any better, he sat down on the floor in front of the platform where the pastor was standing.


Well, you can guess what kind of reaction he caused, although people were quiet about it. Everyone was wondering how the pastor was going to handle the situation, and how they were going to get rid of this unmannered young man.


After what seemed like an eternity, an elderly gentleman rose from his seat and headed down the aisle toward the young man.


“Finally, we’ll get some action. He’ll tell this guy what’s what, and we’ll be done with him.”


Everyone held their breath as they waited to hear how the old man would tell the hippie to leave.


The old man bent over as if to talk to the young man, then bent his knees, and sat down next to the young man, worshiping with him for the rest of the service.


He saw past the social barrier and saw the heart of the matter.

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