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Teddy Roosevelt is Small Enough

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When Theodore Roosevelt went camping with his friend, naturalist William Beebe, they used to sit under the open sky at night and search for a tiny blob of light near the constellation Pegasus and chant together, “That is the Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda. It is as large as our Milky Way. It is one of a hundred million galaxies. It consists of one hundred billion suns, each larger than our sun.” Then Roosevelt would say to Beebe, “Now I think we are small enough. Let’s go to bed.”

Source: Richard Exley, Mark Galli and John Ortberg, Dangers, Toils & Snares : Resisting the Hidden Temptations of Ministry, Mastering ministry's pressure points (Sisters, Or.: Multnomah Books, 1994), 102.

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