DISCERNMENT (The Rotten Apple)

The Rotten Apple (Discernment)

A man had three sons. He wanted to test their ability to discern. So he gave each of them a piece of apple with a rotten spot in it. The first ate the whole thing. The second threw the whole thing away. The third separated the bad and ate the good.
The father noted that the third was the wisest, and he explained, "When we receive instruction, some of us believe everything we hear; others reject everything because some is bad, but the wise separate the bad from the good and benefit from the good."
--church bulletin, Barrackville, WV

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