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Stories We Tell: Rascally Raccoons
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By Dom Alipoon       
 
A lady visiting the zoo peered into the raccoon exhibit. When the zoo keeper came by and saw her enjoying herself, he shared with her this interesting fact – Raccoons go through a glandular change at the age of about 24 months. After that, they will often attack their owners. The woman smiled and said, “I am the proud owner of a raccoon, and I know that would never happen to me. My Oreo would never even lay a scratch on me.”
 
A few months later, the lady had to undergo plastic surgery for facial lacerations sustained when her adult raccoon attacked her for no apparent reason. The raccoon was later released into the wild.
 
Sin is like a rascally raccoon. Sin might seem interesting at first, and maybe even cute. We may see our friends playing with sin and tell ourselves that we could never get hurt. But the results are predictable.
 
Dom Alipoon is a junior theology major at Southwestern Adventist University