How to Ruin a Bible

I thought I ruined my bible. There is nothing like a new Bible. It smells good, feels good, and looks good. The pages are perfectly flat and clean. This morning, while reading my Bible, my new Bible, I spilled coffee on it. It is no longer perfect. I thought I ruined it, but Bibles are not meant to be perfect. They are not museum pieces, nor are they meant for the china cabinet. They are tools that grow us closer to God. Tools get dirty, used, and abused. You know how to ruin a Bible? Never use it. Keep it perfect. Make sure the pages are always flat and clean. The best Bibles are broken in, stained, torn and tattered. Don’t be afraid to dirty your Bible. Write in it. Make notes. Spill a little coffee on it. It’s ok.

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