Saturday, October 15, 2011

Whose Side Are You On Alice?


Sweet Alice,
Seems this fall Saturday brings a quandary into your life. There seem to be some choices you have to make.

Well, first let's define 


Perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation

I would not call your situation difficult but it is a situation.
Your Mimi graduated from Georgia
Your Daddy graduated from Vanderbilt

There is an old ancient story found the Hebrew Scriptures about a mother who was in a quandary.
It goes like this:

Two women came to King Solomon and stood before him. One woman (#1) said: "My Lord, this woman and I dwell in the same house, and I gave birth to a child while with her in the house. On the third day after I gave birth, she also gave birth. We live together; there is no outsider with us in the house; only the two of us were there. The son of this woman died during the night because she lay upon him. She arose during the night and took my son from my side while I was asleep, and lay him in her bosom, and her dead son she laid in my bosom. when I got up in the morning to nurse my son, behold, he was dead! But when I observed him (later on) in the morning, I realized that he was not my son to whom I had given birth!"The other woman (#2) replied: "It is not so! My son is the live one and your son is the dead one!"The first woman (#1) responded: "It is not so! Your son is the dead one and my son is the living one!"They argued before King Solomon.
King Solomon said: "this woman (#2) claims 'My son is the live one and your son is the dead one, 'and this woman (#1) claims 'Your son is the dead one and my son is the living one!"'King Solomon said, "Bring me a sword!" So they brought a sword before the King. The King said, "Cut the living child in two, and give half to one and half to the other"The woman (#2) turned to the King, because her compassion was aroused for her son, and said: "Please my Lord, give her the living child and do not kill it!"But the other woman (#1) said: "Neither mine nor yours shall he be. Cut!"The King spoke up and said: "Give her (#2) the living child, and do not kill it, for she is his mother!" All of Israel heard the judgment that the King had judged. They had great awe for the King, for they saw that the wisdom of God was within him to do justice. [I Melachim 3:16 - 27]. The woman was rightfully awarded custody of her son.
So what does this story have to do with your situation?
You see, out of love and compassion for her son, the real mother was willing to suffer by giving him away instead of letting him die.

So you need to bring these two fans before you and ask them which one of them is willing to give up their team for you, so you will not be placed in such an awkward position of having to make some difficult choices.

Or you could go to Emory University, where Grampa went to grad school and just not have to worry about these silly football games.

So many, many choices Alice!

Go Vandy!!!!!!!!

Love you,

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