Friday, February 5, 2016
"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14
Based on historical investigation it's pretty clear that the great American showman, P. T. Barnum was not the one who actually said, "There's a sucker born every minute." He is given credit for it but it was most likely the comment made by his banker on another one of Barnum's hoaxes that he was promoting at his shows. At any rate, I think there's obviously a measure of truth in that statement, regardless of who said it. I may have proved it to be true last Tuesday when I had a live feed up on my computer awaiting the weather verdict of the groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil. Sorry. Maybe I was tuned in because of my frustration with the validity of the local weather prognosticators. Maybe it was because of the hype surrounding Groundhog Day. At any rate, he came out at 6:25 a.m. and made his verdict: The woodchuck did not see his shadow, therefore, we can look forward to an early Spring. No. I have not gone off the reservation. Whatever that means. I see that he had drawn a huge crowd and it was like a big party or festival going on. I would guess that's where the "sucker" quote applies, there on the scene, or via the internet.