President Calvin Coolidge invited some people from his hometown to dinner at the White House. When the time came for serving coffee, the president poured his coffee into a saucer. As soon as the home folk saw it, they did the same. Next, the president poured some milk and added a little sugar to the coffee in the saucer. The home folks did the same. They thought that surely the next step would be for the president to take the saucer with the coffee and begin sipping it. But the president didn’t do so. He leaned over, placed the saucer on the floor, and called the cat. (Turning Point Daily Devotional, 3/5/04)
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