"Once In A Lifetime"
(By: Arthur Gordon)

10-28-2004 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #313

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

Story of the Week
Once In A Lifetime
(By: Arthur Gordon)

When I was around thirteen and my brother was ten, Father promised to take us to the circus. But at lunch there was a phone call. Some urgent business required his attention down-town. My brother and I braced ourselves for the disappointment.

Then we heard him say, "No, I won't be down. It will have to wait."

When he came back to the table, Mother smiled and said, "The circus keeps coming back, you know."

"I know," said Father, "but childhood doesn't."

Pastor's Quote of the Week (New)
We find God through the leadings of spiritual insight, but we approach this insight of the soul through the love of the beautiful, the pursuit of truth, loyalty to duty, and the worship of divine goodness. But of all these values, love is the true guide to real insight.
(From: The Urantia Papers - Paper-195 Section-5)

The Prayer
Dear God,        
        Thank You for Your intimate care throughout our mortal Infancy. Even though we may be 20 or 30 or 50 or even 100 mortal years old yet we each are as a new-born in Your arms. Teach us the ways of becoming more and more like You in Spiritual Maturity and Compassion.

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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