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Christianity -- One of the Oldest Games of Telephone?

Remember the game "telephone," in which one person whispers something to someone, who then whispers it to another, and the message is passed on down the line until the last person, who then announces the message out loud to the group?
Because errors accumulate each time the message is passed along, what is said at the very end is often hilariously different than the original message.
Or have you ever played the related game "broken picture telephone," where someone writes something on a post-it, and the next person has to draw what has been written, and then the next person has to describe what has been drawn?

In the above example, "a car at the mechanic" becomes, in only 11 steps, "I bring you flowers and I have blue pants." 
Makes me wonder if Christianity is one of the oldest games of telephone.
In Sunday's gospel, Jesus said,
"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one anoth…