Did you hear the story of the boy who brought home a very low grade on a test?  His mother asked, “Why did you get such a low mark on that test?”  His reply was, "Because of absence.”  The mother inquired, “You mean you were absent when they discussed the material?”  The student said, “No, the kid who sits next to me was absent the day of the test.”



J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.