"Winning"
(Author Unknown)

2-17-2005 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #327
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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: Patije

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Story of the Week
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Winning
(Author Unknown)

At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish to run the race to the finish and win. All, that is, except one little boy, who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times, and began to cry.

The other eight heard the boy cry. They slowed down and looked back. Then they all turned around and went back... every one of them.

One girl with Down's Syndrome bent down, kissed him and said, "This will make it better."

Then all nine linked arms and walked together to the finish line. Everyone in the stadium stood, the cheering went on for several minutes.

People who were there are still telling the story... Why? Because deep down we know this one thing: What matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What matters in this life is helping others win, even if it means slowing down and changing our course.

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."

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Pastor's Quote of the Week (New)
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All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        The light and love that any share, came first from You.

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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