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"What it’s like to be a Christian ? "

A lady had recently been baptized. One of her

coworkers asked her what it was like to be a

Christian. She was caught off guard and didn’t

know how to answer. But, when she looked up,

she saw a jack-o’-lantern on the desk and

answered, "It’s like being a pumpkin."

The worker asked her to explain that one.

"Well, God picks you from the patch and

brings you in, and washes off all the dirt on

the outside that you got from being around

all the other pumpkins. Then he cuts off

the top and takes all the yucky stuff out

from inside. He removes all those seeds

of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then he carves

you a new smiling face and puts his light

inside of you to shine for all to see. It is

our choice to either stay outside and rot on

the vine or come inside and be something

new and bright."

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