Science Wednesday – Good News for April 28

28 04 2010

John 12:44-50

Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me, and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me. I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world. Whoever rejects me and does not accept my words has something to judge him: the word that I spoke, it will condemn him on the last day, because I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. So what I say, I say as the Father told me.”

The Daily Path: Hey kids, it’s Science Wednesday! Today, we’re going into the lab for a little experiment. I’d like everyone to carefully open the small aluminum case in front of their workstations. Inside you’ll find a sensitive device we’ll be using today. It’s known as the Condemn-O-Meter. Carefully remove it from the foam casing and set it on the counter before you.

Everyone ready?

Let me explain how the device works and what this experiment is about. The Condemn-O-Meter will track the number of times today when you will condemn someone you come in contact with. A mechanical writer arm inside the housing will record microscopic data of these instances onto a tiny disc. When reviewed after our experiment, the recorded data will tell us when you were quick to judge a friend, or how many times you became angry at someone for their actions without understanding intent. It will register your impatience with an individual who is trying their best but couldn’t meet your expectations.

The Condemn-O-Meter also measures the frequency of times you choose to ignore the needy, another form of condemnation. In addition, this new model will provide insights on any missed opportunities you had to bring a little joy and compassion to someone struggling with the challenges before them.

Now before you strap the device onto your wrist and push the green start button, I’d like everyone to read the small inscription on the top of the meter…

I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world.