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Grace Note for September 11

Hello, I'm David Russell and this is a GRACE NOTE.

There is an old legend about three men and their sacks. Each man had two sacks, one tied in front of his neck and the other tied on his back. The first man carried all the good things friends and family had done in the back sack and in the front sack were all the bad things that have happened to him. Because he stopped often to think about the bad stuff, he didn't make much progress in life.

The second man carried all the good things he had done in the front sack and took them out to show them off to people. In the sack on his back he kept all his mistakes and carried them all the time. They slowed him down, but for some reason he couldn’t put them down.

The third man carried in front all the positive thoughts he had about people and all the blessings he had received. The weight isn't a problem. The sack on his back is empty. He cut a big hole in its bottom so when he put all the bad things in there; they go in one end and out the other, so he’s not carrying around any extra weight at all. What are you carrying in your sacks?

GRACE NOTES ARE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE PEOPLE OF THE BENTON FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

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