"The Evil Brothers"
(by: Charles Swindoll)

2-20-02 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #23
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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”].

Sorry about the late story this week… I fully lost track of what day it was (all week ;-). Today's Story is actually a joke, but it got me to chucklin' and so I thought it was worth using. We could Use a little more humor in the world today I think.

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Rev. Angus Bowen

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Story of the Week
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“The Evil Brothers”
(by: Charles Swindoll)

        There were two evil brothers. They were rich and used their money to keep their ways from the public eye. They even attended the same church and looked to be perfect Christians. Then, their pastor retired and a new one was hired. Not only could he see right through the brothers' deception, but he also spoke well and true, and the church started to swell in numbers. A fundraising campaign was started to build a new assembly. All of a sudden, one of the brothers died. The remaining brother sought out the new pastor the day before the funeral and handed him a check for the amount needed to finish paying for the new building. "I have only one condition," he said. "At his funeral, you must say my brother was a saint."

        The pastor gave his word and deposited the check. The next day at the funeral, the pastor did not hold back. "He was an evil man," he said. "He cheated on his wife and abused his family." After going on in this vein for a small time, he concluded with, "But, compared to his brother, he was a saint."

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Help me to take life a little less seriously.

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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