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             Then Jesus said to his disciples,

"If anyone would come after me,  he must first deny himself and

take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life

will lose it, but whoever loses  his life for me will find it. 

           ( Matt. 16:24 )     




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The Oyster


There once was an oyster whose story I tell,
Who found that some sand had got into his shell.
It was only a grain but it gave him great pain,
For oysters have feelings although they're so plain.

Now, did he berate the harsh workings of fate
That had brought him to such a deplorable state?
Did he curse at the government, cry for election,
And claim that the sea should have given

him protection?

No--He said to himself as he lay on a shell,
Since I cannot remove it, I shall try to improve it. 
Now the years have rolled around, as the years

always do, And he came to his ultimate


And the small grain of sand that had bothered

 him so

Was a beautiful pearl all richly aglow.
Now the tale has a moral;
For isn't it grand what an oyster can do
With a morsel of sand.

What couldn't we do 
If we'd only begin
With some of the things
That get under our skin.

~ David Cohen ~

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