SPINNING PLATES C.J. Mahaney once told a story to vividly illustrate a bible reading on these lines. He demonstrated the story; on the platform, as a man who was spinning plates on thin poles, Chinese juggler fashion. As keen Christians we like to ‘’Help’’ those who may have recently become Christians. We want them to get things ‘’right’’ possibly because we our selves made ‘’mistakes’’. Our help might take this line. ‘’ I hope your praying every day’’ Plate number one, spinning steadily. Oh! Now I remember ‘’ Are you reading the bible each morning’’? Plate number two but keep an eye one #1. ‘’Your doing well’’ ’’Have you started tithing yet’’? Plate three, now things are getting a bit more difficult, as he dashes from one to another plate pole. ‘’Are you going to the services every Sunday?’’ Another plate begins to spin well out of reach. ‘’ I’ll see you at the prayer meeting tomorrow’’ sweating, they now dash across to previous poles to keep them active. ‘’ Didn’t you attend the Conference last year, Oh! You’ll have to go this year, it’s great’’ And so on etc etc. Not a pleasant time for the one trying to spin all the plates you have given them, let alone those others might give them to spin. Love one another.