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Topic: Savory to the Taste (07/26/12)
TITLE: Burt And Bart
By Ken Ebright
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At each booth one could purchase two ribs marinated in different kind of sauces. Bart chose Barbecue and Cream Of Mushroom, while Burt had Honey Mustard and Jalapeño. They sat down at a bench.
Burt bit into one of the jalapeno ribs. "Water - I forgot water, I need water!"
Bart sprang up from the table, ran to the booth that had water, and sprinted back. Meanwhile, Burt was waived his hands in the air and screamed, "Ahhh ahhhh!"
When Bart returned to the bench, Burt gulped down the water. "Oh thank you," he exclaimed while breathing heavily.
Bart giggled. "Burt, didn’t you know that those ribs would be hot?"
Burt started to breath normally. "Yeah I did; I love to eat hot things. I'm also not afraid to take a challenge."
Bart sipped on a glass of water. "Not afraid of a challenge huh?"
Burt picked up a Honey Mustard rib and held it in front of his mouth. "Most people fall into the fear trap."
Bart chewed on a rib, swallowed it and asked. "What do you mean fear trap?"
Burt took a napkin and wiped barbecue sauce off his face. "They let fear stop them, whether it’s eating hot food’s or street witnessing."
Bart brought a rib up to his face, but stopped. "Do you mean going out witnessing for Jesus?"
"Yes, most people are afraid of a challenge. They’re afraid that they’ll be rejected or called a crackpot." Burt sipped on his water.
"Burt do you go out and try to reach people for Jesus?" asked Bart.
"Yes I do; I’ve been doing it for the past five years. I've led ten people to Christ. Bart have you ever gone out witnessing?”
Bart shook his head. “Never, people might laugh at me.”
Burt glared at Bart. “So they laugh at you. Don’t you think they were laughing at me when they saw me screaming a few minutes ago?”
Bart rolled his eyes. “Yeah, but...”
Burt shook his finger at Bart. “There are no butts. I survived. Besides if they laugh at you there laughing at Jesus. Toughen up! I took the jalapeno challenge. You can take the witnessing challenge. Will you go out with me on Saturday?”
"Okay, I will," said Bart.
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