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 )
To Save Just One
One beautiful and sunny day a man was taking
a stroll along the beach when he came across
a young girl who was frantically throwing
starfish into the ocean. The man asks the young
girl, "Why are you throwing the starfish into the
ocean?" The girl replied, "The starfish were
washed upon the shore last night in a storm,
and if I don't get them back into the ocean then
they will die."
The man looked around and to his
lying upon the sand. He looked at her and
cackled saying "Why are you wasting your time?
There is no possible way you can save all of
these creatures. By throwing back a few, how
is it that you expect to make a difference?"
The young girl looked around sadly at the
starfish that surrounded them on the beach,
replied "Even if I save the life of only one, then
I have made a difference." And with that
she continued to save as many as she could.
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