Rascal Was Good

[For children]

Rascal, a tan, brown, and black dog, had wandered into Juli's yard and stayed for good. Juli and her three brothers had all laughed when Rascal had first begged for some dinner, his paws waving frantically while he sat up on his hind legs.

Juli had a special feeling for Rascal. She taught him new tricks, and grew to love him more and more.

One day when Juli was home alone, the neighbors came to the door carrying Rascal in their arms. He had been run over by a car. As soon as the neighbors told her what had happened, Juli thought to herself, "God does not make evil, so evil is not real anywhere." She thanked them for bringing her dog home, but said she really didn't need more help. And silently she added, "Because I know God is taking care of him." Then she closed the door. Rascal lay still on the floor.

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