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Posted March 1, 2013 | Leave a comment
George Bowers: Two boats
By the Rev. George Bowers
It wasn't long until a few water skiers began gliding behind it as it sashayed nearby. Later, the big boat sat motionless several hundred yards away as those on board fished and drank to their hearts' content. The stranded family could do nothing but watch in dejected disbelief as the big boat then roared off as night approached, with its passengers waving to them from the bow. The little family prayed some more and wondered what that night would bring.
Such is the sad plight of many of our brothers and sisters in neighboring Haiti, Central America and other helpless areas around this globe. Folks are in desperate need of food and resources that we have in abundance. As they watch from a distance, they can see that their wealthy neighbors in the U.S. have more than enough to share, and they reason that we certainly would be moved to do so, only to be dismayed when that seldom happens. Meanwhile, their small vessels of life perish one by one in the big ocean of need.
Will you think and pray and work and give to help make that happen? Living in a big boat, George
George Bowers is the pastor of Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock and the author of four books, including his latest book of poetry, "Wit and Wisdom of the Woods." He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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