watch your mouths, children

I read this passage this morning, 2 Kings 2:23-25. Enjoy.

From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. 'Go on up, you baldhead!' they said. 'Go on up, you baldhead!' He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths. And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria.

Seriously - bears! Who knew Elisha was so sensitive about his head? Makes me a little more wary about teasing my buddy Michael, who shares Elisha's condition. Hopefully he doesn't also share his bear-summoning powers.

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