Out of love for one another…….
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“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35 ESV)
Scripture of the Week
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everything in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise the Father in heaven.” ~~ Matthew 5:14-16
Something to Smile About
An elderly lady walked into a pet store, found a parrot and asked the owner if she could buy it. The owner said, ―Heck no! That parrot has a bad mouth! Trust me, you do not want that parrot!
She said, ―I can teach it good manners, and she bought it.
When she got home the parrot said a bad word, so she put it in the freezer for 10 seconds.
She took it out and said, ―Did you learn your lesson?
It said another bad word so she put it back in for 30 seconds. She took it out and asked if it learned its lesson yet.
The parrot said ―Brrrrr…yes I learned my lesson, but, what did the chicken do?
Think About It
A Sweet Lesson in Self-Sacrifice
Years ago, a 10-year old boy approached the counter of a soda shop and climbed on to a stool. “What does an ice cream sundae cost?” he asked the waitress. “Five cents” she answered.
The youngster reached deep in his pockets and pulled out an assortment of change, counting it carefully as the waitress grew impatient. She had “bigger” customers to wait on.
“Well, how much would just plain ice cream be?” the boy asked. The waitress responded with noticeable irritation in her voice, “Thirty-five cents.”
Again, the boy slowly counted his money. “May I have some plain ice cream in a dish then, please?” He gave the waitress the exact amount, and she brought him the ice cream.
Later, the waitress returned to clear the boy’s dish and when she picked it up, she felt a lump rising in her throat. There on the counter the boy had left two nickels and five pennies. She realized that he had had enough money for the sundae, but sacrificed it so that he could leave a tip. (Compare: Phil. 2:4)