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Greetings from Nancy October 2019

as published in Great Yarmouth Parish Life



I am writing this in the first week in September, as we say farewell to summer and give grateful thanks for all it brought us; we are now in autumn. John Keats got it right when he described it as ‘The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’. Yes we are in a new season and we anticipate all it brings us as we live from day to day giving thanks to the Gracious Lord
A thought for the day:
‘We often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us’
Two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument and one friend slapped the other’s face. The one that got slapped was hurt but without saying anything, wrote in the sand, “Today my best friend slapped me in the face”. They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but his friend saved him. After he recovered from near drowning, he wrote on a stone “Today my best friend saved my life”
The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, “After I slapped you, you wrote in the sand, now you write on a stone, why?” The friend replied “When somebody hurts us we should write it down in the sand where the winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But when someone does something good for us, we must write it on a stone where no wind can ever erase it”
CARVE YOUR BLESSINGSYes, we need to practice forgiveness as the Good Lord Jesus forgives each of us many times a day for our misdemeanours and wrongdoings. We owe Him everything 
God Bless Nancy

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