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GOLDFISH

A little girl was in the garden filling in a hole when her neighbor peered over the fence.

Interested in what the little girl was up to, she politely asked, “What are you up to there?”

“My goldfish died,” replied the girl tearfully, without looking up, “and I just buried him.”

The neighbor was concerned. “That’s a pretty big hole for a goldfish, isn’t it?”

The distraught girl patted down the last heap of earth and then replied, “That’s because he’s inside your stupid cat.”

"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." - Hebrews 13:16


Be encouraged:  Problems always seem much bigger when they are in the first person –​ MY problem. The dilemma we all face is the fact that we normally see other people’s problems in the third person – THEIR problem. Leadership in tough times, in the doldrums, and even in the good times is being able to always evaluate problems from the individual’s point of view. Always strive to care for others in the “first person” –​ OUR problem. Do that, and we may even save the cat. 

LEADER PRAYER: Lord, our human nature causes us to selfishly view the world through a lens of survival and self-preservation. Help us by your spirit to put our trust in you as we share the fruits of love, gentleness, goodness and faith with our brothers and sisters. Amen.

Blessings on your week --

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