Recently I preached a two-week series on justice. During that brief series I showed a clip from "The Invisible Children," a film documentary about children in Northern Uganda who are suffering. I talked about the difference a few college students and a camcorder are making in the lives of these kids. Some of you have asked how you can get your own copy of the DVD, so here is the website. - - - - God's mercy on all of you school teachers out there in blogland. Tie a knot in the rope. Hang onto it. (Don't even THINK about putting it around any little annoying necks. They'll be someone else's students next year. Keep your streak of "consecutive-years-without-executing-a-child" alive.) - - - - I was a paperboy. For three years, I went down to the square in Neosho after school every day and delivered the Neosho Daily News. I can still pretty much remember my route. (What I can't remember, my younger brother, who took over for me, probably can.) Then on Sunday morning, I jumped on my bike at 5:30 and rode downtown to deliver my papers. Chris is now the age I was when I delivered papers. I can't really imagine him taking off at 5:30 alone in the dark to deliver papers. But it's a different world. Not being nostalgic. It just is. Better in some ways; perhaps more dangerous in other ways. - - - - Why can I remember my paper route from my middle school years and all the lyrics to "The Beverly Hillbillies," but can't remember where I put my keys? - - - - Thanks for the comments yesterday. I stirred the pot a bit, and found myself playing Devil's Advocate some in the comments. Some thoughts: First, I can always count on my former coworker, Deana, for comic relief. But really, my friend, don't order the t-shirts. :) Second, the best response I can imagine would be my friend SG sweetly telling a couple teenage boys that little ears are listening. That's really a profound example of peer pressure in the best sense--as one teen tells the other teen that they shouldn't talk that way around little kids. Third, I like that so many wrote in the spirit of 1 Corinthians 5: Be hard on the church (hard in the since of expecting behavior in the Way of Christ), but be gentle on the world.