A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in a seminary class,
given by her teacher, Dr. Smith. She says Dr. Smith was known for his
elaborate object lessons.
One particular day, Sally walked into the seminary and knew they were in for
a fun day. On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many
darts. Dr. Smith told the students to draw a picture of someone that they
disliked or someone who had made them angry, and he would allow them to
throw darts at the person’s picture.
Sally’s girlfriend drew a picture of a girl who had stolen her boyfriend.
Another friend drew a picture of his . Sally drew a picture
of a former friend, putting a great deal of detail into her drawing, even
drawing pimples on the face. Sally was pleased a the overall effect she had
The class lined up and began throwing darts, with much laughter and
hilarity. Some of the students threw their darts with such force that their
targets were ripping apart. Sally looked forward to her turn, and was
filled with disappointment when Dr. Smith, because of time limits, asked the
students to return to their seats.
As Sally sat thinking about how angry she was because she didn’t have a
chance to throw any darts at her target, Dr. Smith began removing the target
from the wall.
Underneath the target was a…
A complete hush fell over the room as each student viewed the mangled
picture of Jesus; holes and jagged marks covered His face and His eyes were
Dr. Smith said these words, “In as much as ye have done it unto the least of
these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.” No other words were necessary;
the tear-filled eyes of each student focused only on the picture of Christ.
“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the
extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of
them, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25:40
— Author Unknown