"Three Generous Sons"
(Author Unknown)

4-24-02 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #185
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Welcome
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Minister Sheila Burgher

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Story of the Week
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“Three Generous Sons”
(Author Unknown)

        Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother.

        The first said, "I built a big house for our mother."

        The second said," I sent her a Mercedes with a driver."

        The third smiled and said, "I've got you, both beat. You know how Mom enjoys the Bible, and you know she can't see very well. I sent her a parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took 20 monks in a monastery 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000.00 a year for 10 years, but it was worth it. Mom just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it."

        Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks: "Milton," she wrote the first son, "the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house."

"Marvin," she wrote to the second son, "I am too old to travel. I stay home all the time, so I never use the Mercedes. And the driver is so rude!"

"Dearest Melvin," she wrote to her third son, "you were the only son to have the good sense to know what your mother likes. That chicken was delicious."

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
         Thanks for Moms! They do pretty well considering what they have to work with. ;-)

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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