Let me start by saying that I'm a really good faker. I'm really good at pretending to not be afraid of a lot of things. For instance, I am seriously scared of the dark. I am also scared of spiders. I can kill a spider, mind you. But I'm not sure if anything scares me more than walking into an unseen spider web in the dark. Matt Jensen knows what I mean.
Last night I found a Black Widow Spider outside of our church office. Normally, this would be a huge deal. But, it just so happens that this is the second one that I've found at our church. *Please note: our church is not dangerous. In fact, it's an extremely safe place. But, if this pattern continues, there is the possibility that we could take snake handling one step farther. Spider handling could be the wave of the future!
So, after we found the first one, we took the picture on the upper left. Then we killed it. However, last night I let creature live. See the picture in the upper right. I did this partly out of a living example of God's grace to us in our lives... But mostly I did it out of being scared that Black Widows could jump... And if I missed, the little arachnid would pounce upon my hand and bite me, imbodying me with spider-powers.
Wait a minute... That would have been awesome... Crap...