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I read about a person who went to a concert at a beautiful old theatre. At the end of the concert, this person noticed two ushers standing near his seat who were applauding harder than anybody else in the whole place. The man said that he was thrilled with this concert because of the talent of the musicians. It thrilled him even more to see these two ushers standing there applauding so vigorously. His experience was diminished when he heard one usher say to the other, “Keep clapping. If we can get them to do another encore, we get overtime!”

From Chris Jordan’s Sermon: Three Disciplines of Practicing Righteousness