"The Teacher"
(Author Unknown)

11-13-03 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #266
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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”].

I think today's Story is very Appropriate in it's timing... even More so for it's exposure of the Unfair Societal Inequality in the “good ol' boy” mindset towards women in general, than in it's exposure of distain toward the school teachers of our children. If it sounds to you like I am somewhat disturbed by, indignant towards, and frustrated with the Inequity of the present cultural attitude towards the “accepted” male and female “Roles” in our world... then you are Very Perceptive and Absolutely Right! While I am in No Ways Sorry that I was born a Male of the human species, I am frequently Embarrassed by the fact, given our present state of Societal Evolution.

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Patije

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Story of the Week
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The Teacher
(Author Unknown)

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued: "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"

He reminded the other dinner guests that it's true what they say about teachers: "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."

To corroborate, he said to another guest: "You're a teacher, Susan," he said. "Be honest. What do you make?"

Susan, who had a reputation of honesty and frankness replied, "You want to know what I make?"

"I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I can make a C+ feel like a Congressional Medal of Honor and an A- feel like a slap in he face if the student did not do his or her very best."

"I can make kids sit through 40 minutes of study hall in absolute silence."

"I can make parents tremble in fear when I call home"

"You want to know what I make?"

"I make kids wonder."

"I make them question."

"I make them criticize."

"I make them apologize and mean it."

"I make them write."

"I make them read, read, read."

"I make them spell definitely beautiful, definitely beautiful, and definitely beautiful over and over and over again, until they will never misspell either one of those words again."

"I make them show all their work in math and hide it all on their final drafts in English."

"I elevate them to experience music and art and the joy in performance, so their lives are rich, full of kindness and culture, and they take pride in themselves and their accomplishments."

"I make them understand that if you have the brains, then follow your heart... and if someone ever tries to judge you by what you make, you pay them no attention."

"You want to know what I make?"

"I make a difference."

"What about you?"

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Thank You So Much for Women! May all of we Males of the species one day---in actuality---become their True Equals!!

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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