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Get wise or otherwise...!

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Mbu, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. Mbu

    Mbu JF-Expert Member

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    An Elder was asked to preach in church for a Sunday Service.
    His sermon was as follows:

    Dear Brothers and Sisters!!!!! Today I want to talk about
    a piece of

    That piece of meat that separates brothers and

    That piece of meat that causes Husbands and Wife's to divorce!!! That
    piece of meat that causes hatred between brothers and sisters!!!!

    That piece of meat that causes women to fight with women,
    brothers to
    fight with brothers!!!!!

    It is that piece of meat that IS more outside than inside
    sometimes more inside than outside
    Beloved brothers and sisters,

    IT IS that piece that can
    give so much
    pain but it also brings a lot of PLEASURE!

    Beloved Brother and Sisters, that's the piece of meat I
    want to
    to you about:


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    Mbu JF-Expert Member

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    Mouse Story;
    "A mouse
    looked through the crack
    in the wall
    to see the farmer and his wife
    open a package.

    "What food
    might this contain?"
    The mouse wondered -
    he was devastated
    to discover
    it was a mousetrap.

    Retreating to the farmyard,
    the mouse
    proclaimed the warning.

    "There is a mousetrap
    in the house!
    There is a mousetrap
    in the house!"

    The chicken clucked
    and scratched,
    raised her head
    and said,
    "Mr. Mouse,
    I can tell
    this is a grave concern to you
    but it is of no consequence to me.
    I cannot be bothered by it."

    The mouse
    turned to the pig
    and told him,
    "There is a mousetrap
    in the house!
    There is a mousetrap
    in the house!"

    The pig sympathized,
    but said,
    "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse,
    but there is nothing
    I can do about it but pray.
    Be assured
    you are in my prayers."

    The mouse turned to the cow and said,
    "There is a mousetrap
    in the house!
    There is a mousetrap
    in the house!"

    The cow said,
    "Wow, Mr. Mouse.
    I'm sorry for you,
    but it's no skin off my nose."

    So, the mouse
    returned to the house,
    head down and dejected,
    to face the farmer's mousetrap-- alone.

    That very night
    a sound was heard
    throughout the house --
    like the sound
    of a mousetrap
    catching its prey.

    The farmer's wife
    rushed to see
    what was caught.
    In the darkness,
    she did not see
    it was a venomous snake
    whose tail the trap had caught.

    The snake
    bit the farmer's wife.
    The farmer
    rushed her to the hospital
    and she returned home
    with a fever.
    Everyone knows
    you treat a fever
    with fresh chicken soup,
    so the farmer took his hatchet
    to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.

    But his wife's sickness
    so friends and neighbors
    came to sit with her
    around the clock.
    To feed them,
    the farmer butchered the pig.

    The farmer's wife
    did not get well;
    she died.
    So many people came
    for her funeral,
    the farmer
    had the cow slaughtered
    to provide enough meat
    for all of them.

    The mouse looked upon it all
    from his crack in the wall
    with great sadness".

    So, the next time
    you hear someone
    is facing a problem
    and think it doesn't
    concern you,
    remember --
    when one of us is threatened,
    we are all at risk.

    We are all involved
    in this journey
    called life!.

    We must keep an eye out
    for one another
    and make an extra effort to
    encourage one another.
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    Mbu JF-Expert Member

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    There once was a bunch of tiny frogs,...

    ... who arranged a running competition.

    The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower.

    A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants...

    The race began...


    No one in crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.

    You heard statements such as:

    "Oh, WAY too difficult!!

    They will NEVER make it to the top."


    "Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"

    The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one...

    ... Except for those who in a fresh tempo were climbing higher and higher...

    The crowd continued to yell

    "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"

    More tiny frogs got tired and gave up...

    ...But ONE continued higher and higher and higher...

    This one wouldn't give up!

    At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog who after a big effort was the only one who reached the top!

    THEN all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it?

    ...a contestant asked the tiny frog how the one who succeeded had found the strength to reach the goal?

    It turned out that the winner was DEAF!!!!

    The wisdom of this story is:

    Never listen to other people's tendencies to be

    negative or pessimistic...

    ...cause they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you. The ones you have in your heart!

    Always think of the power words have.

    Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!


    And above all:

    Be DEAF when people tell YOU that YOU cannot fulfil YOUR dreams!

    Always think:

    I can do this!

    ...and the same applies to our everyday's lives at home, work or when intermingling with the society, unless you want to differ!