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A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the pastor decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his pastor’s visit, the man welcomed him, and led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited.

The pastor made himself at home but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs. After some minutes, the pastor took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth all alone.

Then he sat back in his chair, still silent. The host watched all this in quiet contemplation. As the one lone ember’s flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more. Soon it was cold and dead.

Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. The Pastor glanced at his watch and realized it was time to leave. He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it.

As the pastor reached the door to leave, his host said, with a tear running down his cheek, "Thank you so much for your visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I shall be back in church next Sunday

you can sub this forum for the church and you will relize how very much this place and you all mean to me without all of you I would flicker and die thank each of you so much and you admin for helping us all to burn brightly.((((((kiss)))))))
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Jayne you don't usually use a lot of words, but when you do....wow...what a message. Thank you.
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That was absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for the inspiration, it gave me a lot to think about!!Wink
Absolutely beautiful!!!

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

I agree with the others, Beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing Smile
Thanks Jayne!! I've read that before...it's never bad to relay such and important message...is it? That story brings something to light that has much to be considered!!
Thanks again for that wonderfully beautiful story!! Keep up the good work!
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awsome!! it makes you stop and think doesnt it?
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WOW!!! Right back at you sweetie
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That was so beautiful.
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