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The Golden Rule

The Rev. Peter Wallace
Jesus said, "In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets." —Matthew 7:12
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The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts

When Someone Needs You, Just Stay

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts (UMC)

Several years ago a friend sent me this story. I have since seen slightly different versions of it from time to time, always without attribution. Some stories stick in your mind like a cockle burr. This is one of them. It is a good example of the kind of virtue of which an old friend of ours spoke some two thousand years ago. It seems appropriate for the beginning of Lent. Read it all the way to the end.

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I’m talking today about friends – old friends. You know the kind – those old friends whom you haven’t seen or spoken to for some time, but when you do see each other, or talk again, you pick up right where you left off – without skipping a beat.
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