Related commentaries – Tension

Shimei And Mephiboseth Meet With David – II Samuel 19:16 – 19:43

The Lord Called The Rat Home

The tension between a Christian and society is highlighted in the story Tony Compalo relates as a child who entered his house, not knowing the preacher was visiting. Seeing his mom, the boy came running in holding a rat by the Tail. With obvious excitement he choked out: “Look, mom! Look at this rat I caught out behind the barn! I smashed its head in with a baseball bat! I threw rocks at it! I stomped on it! I spit on it and I . . . I . . . I . . . I. . . I . . .” He then looked up and saw the MINISTER. Swallowing hard he said, “And then the Lord called it HOME!” (Fred Single - Sermon Central)