Love People And Use Things-not Love Things And Use People.

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  1. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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    LOVE PEOPLE AND USE THINGS - NOT LOVE THINGS AND USE PEOPLE.

    One day, a man went to visit a church.

    He got there early, parked his car, and got out.

    Another car pulled up and the driver got

    out and said,"I always park there!

    You took my place!" The visitor went inside for

    Sunday School, found an empty seat and sat down.

    A young lady from the church

    approached him and stated,
    That's my seat! You took my place!"

    The visitor was somewhat distressed

    by this rude welcome, but said nothing.

    After Sunday School, the visitor went

    into the sanctuary and sat down.

    Another member walked up to him and said,

    "That's where I always sit! You took my place!"

    The visitor was even more troubled by this

    treatment, but still He said nothing.

    Later as the congregation was praying

    for Christ to dwell among them,

    the visitor stood up, and his appearance began to change.

    Horrible scars became visible on

    his hands and on his sandaled feet.

    Someone from the congregation

    noticed him and called out, "What happened to you?"

    The visitor replied, as his hat
    became a crown of thorns, and a tear fell from his eye,
    "I took your place."

    I got this e-amil sent to me awhile ago thought i'd share it.

    (Heberew 13:2 Be not forgetful, to entertain strangers:for
    thereby, some have entertained angels unawares.)
     
  2. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Thank you very much for that post. You never know who you may be sitting by or even talking to. That is why it is always a good idea to try and treat people like you want to be treated. GOD BLESS YOU FOR THEIS POST.
     

  3. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Great post brother, thanks for sharing.
     
  4. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    great message, thank you!
     
  5. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Inspiring post! Thanks for sharing!

    Mr. Washburn used to have the first half as his signature and I always loved it. Phil, is that where you got it from? Just curious.

    Take care.
     
  6. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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    Got it from my wife cousin
     
  7. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    That was a well needed message in these troubling days, Thank You for sharing it with us!!! People seem to be suffering from PMS (Poor Me Syndrome) more and more these days.
     
  8. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    The above is so true.It is so easy to forget how wealthy and fortunate you are and feel sorry for yourself.I am ashamed to admit it,but I catch my self doing it sometimes without even realizing it.Worse,I have to stand shamed before God and my lord Jesus when I realize it.I have no excuse.Were Jesus to arrive today,I doubt that we would recognize or treat him any different than before.When I think about it,I feel so ashamed.peewee-williams
     
  9. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    that story just gave me chills thanks for sharing
     
  10. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Thanks brother, for that great post it sure makes you think. Without knowing it you just gave me a wake up call.
     
  11. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Good post, Herb. Reminds me of a quote that hung on the wall of a family's home that I used to babysit for years ago, which said "Christ is the head of this house, the unseen guest at every meal, and the quiet listener to every conversation.":smile2:
     
  12. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Very good post Herbert... it says a lot.

    Thanks