Leave no one left out or left behind

                   (I Thessalonians 5:11)

One of my pet peeves while I was teaching, coaching and leading a youth group was the impatience some kids had with the other members of the groups who weren’t quite as talented, as athletic or as quick to learn something.  It made those kids feel like they had nothing of real value to offer others.

An unknown poet once wrote,

            One song can spark a moment;

One flower can wake a dream

            One tree can start a forest;

One bird can herald spring.

            One smile begins a friendship;

One handclasp lifts a soul.

            One star can guide a ship at sea;

                        One word can frame the goal.

            One vote can change a nation;

                        One sunbeam lights a room.

            One candle wipes out darkness;

                        One laugh can conquer gloom.

            One step can start a journey;

                        One word can start a prayer.

            One hope can raise our spirits;

                        One touch can show you care.

            One voice can speak with wisdom;

                        One heart can know what’s true.

            One life can make a difference;

                        You see…it’s true.

The question we should ask ourselves is, which one are you?

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