Monday, December 6, 2010
GRANDMOTHER'S LIBRARY: The Parable of the Chocolate Chips by Sharon Larsen
Sharon Larsen is NOT trying to say that chocolate is bad! She has written a wonderful parable in which evil or sin is represented by chocolate. It starts out as chocolate chips -- after all, there's hardly any chocolate in the cookies.. and before long , there is chocolate cake and eclairs! Pretty soon things that were once taboo have become acceptable practice. It reminds me of how immodesty crept it's way into television. I remember some of the first bra commercials. There was a black mannequin and a white bra. And we thought, "Yuck, who wants to see a bra commercial?!" Soon after that, a model was in the commercial wearing a bra over a black turtle neck T-shirt. Then it didn't take long until she was modeling the bra without the shirt under it: and we see a LOT more than that now! It didn't happen over night, but was a gradual thing where just a little was done until it became common, then a little more, then a little more. It is just a beautifully written little book that teaches a wonderful lesson -- to beware of the little sins because they grows and grows until they are out of control.