"A Son's Love"
(Author Unknown)

5-18-2012 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #688
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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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A Son's Love
(Author Unknown)

An old Italian-American gentleman lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard, and he was becoming weaker. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:

Dear Vincent, I am feeling pretty sad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here, my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days. Love, Papa

A few days later he received a letter from his son:

Dear Papa, Don't dig up that garden. That's where the guns and bodies are buried. Love, Vinnie

At 5 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies or guns. They apologized to the old man and left. A day or so later, the old man received another letter from his son:

Dear Papa, Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.
Love you,
Vinnie
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The moral of the story is: Wherever there is a will, there is a way, so never lose hope!

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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"Be weird, be random, be who you are because you never know who would
love the person you hide."

(From: Steve Nash )

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Thank You for wanting me to be me.

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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