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Of Greyhounds and Rabbits

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There are lots of great storytellers out there. The American pastor and Professor of New Testament and Preaching, Fred Craddock was one of them. Here is one of his stories:


“I have a friend who adopted one of those big old greyhounds that used to be a racing dog. I had a chance to visit him a few years back. That big old spotted hound was lying there in the den. One of my friend’s children, who was just a toddler at the time, was pulling on its tail. Another one a little older had her head on the dog’s stomach, using it as a pillow. That dog just seemed so happy, and I said to the dog, “So, are you still racing any?”

“No, no, no, I don’t race anymore.”

I said, “Do you miss the glitter and excitement of the track?”

He said, “No, no.”

I said, “Well, what’s the matter? You got too old?”

“No, no, I still had some race in me.”

“Well, did you not win?”

He said “I won over a million dollars for my owner.”

“Then what was it, bad treatment?”

“Oh no, they treated us royally when we were racing.”

I said, “Then what, were you injured?”

He said, “No, no, no.”

I said, “Then what?”

And he said, “I quit.”

“You quit?”

Yeah, that’s what he said. “I quit.”

I said, “Why did you quit?”

And he said, “I discovered that what I was chasing was not really a rabbit. And I quit.” He looked at me and said, “All that running, running, running, running, and what I was chasing … not even real.”

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