Sunday, July 17, 2011

Who are we to Judge

Elaine's Dad, Albert could not only turn the cream separator like no one else, and operate a thrashing machine, but he also excelled with other machines. Here he is cutting down a tree with a circular saw blade mounted on his Ford tractor. The blade could also be turned to cut vertically as well as horizontally as shown.
It never really worked as well as advertised but Albert never admitted it. The concept was the forerunner of saws that now also have an arm to hold the tree or log in place while being sawed. After he retired from the farm he operated this Motor Grader for the county maintaining roads. He liked his machinery and was an excellent operator. Perhaps his greatest virtue though fit in with our morning's scripture reading, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. While he openly expressed his opinion on machines, and reluctantly on policy issues, I don't recall him ever making disparaging remarks about individuals. He left those judgements to a higher level.

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