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But what we can do,Jesus expects us todo. For example, if Did you Uh, Mum...I’m like, 14! Teeth brush brushing is not cool!you don’t faithfully yourcare for your teeth teeth, If you do your best to care for yourself physically,and gums, you Chris? Jesus will do those things that only He can andcan’t expect Jesus that are His will. But Jesus is not going to come andto miraculously brush your teeth for you, or put you to bed whenpreserve you from you’re up past your bedtime, or override the effectsdental problems of junk food when you could have been choosingdown the line. If to eat more healthfully.you eat sugary oroily junk food, don’tthink that you’ll avoidsickness and disease. t. t the dentis This is Later, a Good boy! embarrassing. Clut ch! wizt! zzttzzw From his new vantage point of staring up Note to youthful reader: Jesus at the dentist’s nostrils, Chris realizes loves you very much, and expects that teeth-brushing is, in fact, a lot you to do what you can do. cooler than he’d previously thought.