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What's the Problem

The Visitor, 4/84

For more than 20 years Professor Edwin R. Keedy of the of Pennsylvania Law School used to start his first class by putting two figures on the blackboard 4 2.Then would ask, "What's the solution?"

One student would call out, "Six." Another would say "Two." Then several would shout out "Eight!" But the teacher would shake his head in the negative. Then Keedy would point out their collective error. "All of you failed to ask the key question: What is the problem? Gentlemen, unless you know what the problem is, you cannot possibly find the answer."

This teacher knew that in law as in everyday life, too much time is spent trying to solve the wrong problem&md;like polishing brass on a sinking ship.

The problem is SIN&md;

The solution is JESUS!