Colin Byrne Smith of Australia told of a missionary who called on a tribe of cannibals. Taking his life in his hands, he crossed the inlet in a small boat, and when confronted by the tribe, meekly endured every insult.
Long afterwards, when he had succeeded in converting many and establishing a church among them, he asked, "Why did you not eat
ME when I came to preach to you?”
The old chief, then a Christian, said, "You see, none of us wanted
to eat you, because the reason we eat people is to acquire their skills and bravery; but nobody wanted to be like YOU, taking all those insults, and patiently bearing every blow against you!"
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