"Pick One"
(Author Unknown)

7-9-03 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #248

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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

1.) Today in “Raspberry Row” of “The Faith Garden” here at the “Light and Life Sanctuary” we picked 14 LBS of Fresh Raspberries... Incredible! I never even Dreamed of that level of Harvest!!! And it will be next year before this section of Raspberries attains Full Production Potential! The Birds have been helping themselves to the Raspberries Too (hardly noticeable), but have managed to consume All of this year's Cherry crop, but then we were surprised that the cherries even started producing this year... so I'm glad the Birds got a few meals out of them, because the Aerobatic shows and Birdsong Symphonies have been absolutely Incredible this year. Well worth the Trade! Eventually the birds won't be able to keep up with the Cherries Either.

2.) Don't forget that I am leaving this morning for the International TeaM Conference at Niagara Falls and won't be back until 3am Monday morning at the earliest... so this week's Sunday Service will wait until I get home. I always get Tremendously Inspired at/by these conferences, so I decided it would be well worth waiting until my return and be a day late in sending it out to y'all. (If you just can't wait and need a Sunday Service Fix on Sunday... you can always go to the Archives at the web-site and read an older one that you may have missed. <grin>)

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

Story of the Week
“Pick One”
(Author Unknown)

You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:

1. An elderly woman who is having a potentially life-threatening health trauma.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

There can only be one passenger in your car. To which one do you provide a ride?

Think it over before you continue reading....

OK, have you made your choice? Go ahead then, read on...

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application. You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first; Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. He simply answered: "I would give the car keys to my old friend and let him take the sick woman to the hospital. Then, I could stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."

Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations.

Never forget to "Think Outside of the Box."

The Prayer
Dear God,        
        Grace me with Your Infinitely Loving, All-Encompassing and Far-seeing Wisdom when life's difficult choices come my way. I can Always use Your Help!

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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