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The Gospel in Public
Philippians 1.27-30

‘Don’t let him see you’re afraid.’

My aunt hissed the words into my ear as the big dog came bounding up the street towards us. It seemed silly advice at the time. I was afraid. I was only seven years old and the previous year a small dog had bitten me, unprovoked. What might a big one do?

Swallowing my feelings, I walked on beside my aunt. The dog came to a stop, nosed all round us, and then set off back where he’d come from. He was only inquisitive. Had he known, however, that I was ready to run away, he’d have thought it was a game, and chased me . . .

Taken from Paul for Everyone – The Prison Letters by Tom Wright

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