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General Gordon's handkerchief

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Cave Adsum 11 March 2012 22:54
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General Gordons handkerchief

On his first trip to the Sudan, General Gordon developed an interesting mannerism. For half an hour every morning, he laid a handkerchief on the ground outside the entrance to his tent. Everyone was instructed on the meaning of that symbol and they all respected it. No one was to enter the General's tent whilst it lay on the ground no matter how urgent their need. They had to wait until the handkerchief had been removed. It was not long before everyone in the camp knew that for the half hour so protected by that scrap of cloth, General Gordon and his God were alone together. The soldiers all felt it was holy ground. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. (Matthew 6:6)
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