"Five Dollars"
(Author Unknown - As seen at MountainWings)

9-8-2011 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #655
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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”].

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

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Story of the Week
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Five Dollars
(Author Unknown - As seen at MountainWings)

My eight-year-old son Josees handed me five dollars as I sat down to eat dinner.

Josees had recently earned $15.00. He had been carrying the three five-dollar bills with him constantly. It was his entire earthly monetary stash.

"Daddy, this is for being a real good father to El, Christian, George and me," Josees said as he smiled, handed me the $5 and walked away.

I mumbled "Thanks."

It caught me off guard. I wasn't expecting a child to part with a third of his fortune for such a reason.

I will treasure that five dollars until the day that I die, because there is nothing I can buy for five dollars that's worth more.

Do you owe anyone perhaps a token of appreciation?

. . . and a little child shall lead you.

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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I believe that to meet the challenge of the next century, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind.

(From: The Dalai Lama - speech in 1994)

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Help us to be good parents.

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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