"The Soap Maker"
(as seen in "Sermon Fodder")

8-10-2006 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #403

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

Story of the Week
The Soap Maker
(as seen in Sermon Fodder)

A minister and a soap maker went for a walk together. The soap maker was deep in thought. The minister asked him what was on his mind.

The soap maker said, "what good is religion? Look at all the trouble and misery of the world! It's still there, even after years -- thousands of years -- of teaching about goodness and truth and peace. Still there, after all the prayers and sermons and teachings. If religion
is good and true, why should this be?"

The minister pondered this question but said nothing. They continued walking until he noticed a child playing in the gutter. Then the minister said,

"Look at that child. You say that soap makes people clean, but see the dirt on that youngster. Of what good is soap? With all the soap in the world, over all these years, the child is still filthy. I wonder how effective soap is, after all!"

The soap maker protested. "But, my friend, soap cannot do any good unless it is used!"

"Exactly!" replied the minister.

Pastor's Quote of the Week
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

(From: The ASB Bible - Psalm 51:10)

The Prayer
Dear God,        
        I pray that I may consciously keep always, Your Love in my heart.

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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