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The Death of Someone Else

October 20, 2016

This is taken from the Stewardship Talk given by John Green last Sunday. The story of Someone Else can be widely found on the internet. The author is unknown.

The church was saddened this past week to learn of the death of one of its most prominent members, “Someone Else.”

After being with us for so many years, Someone Else’s passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill.  Someone Else did far more than a normal person’s share of the work. Whenever there was a job to do, a class to teach, or a meeting to attend, one name was on everyone’s list. Let “Someone Else” do it.

It was common knowledge that “Someone Else” was among the most generous givers in the church. Whenever there was a financial need, everyone just assumed that “Someone Else” would make up the difference.

“Someone Else” was a wonderful person – sometimes appearing to be superhuman – but one person can only do so much. Were the truth known, everyone expected too much of “Someone Else.”

Now “Someone Else” is gone. We wonder what we are going to do. “Someone Else” left a wonderful example to follow, but who is going to do the things “Someone Else” did?

We cannot simply stand by and expect someone else to lead and serve and give. You are the someone else at Grace. You are the someone else God wants to use. So am I.

I won’t leave giving up to someone else. I’m going to up my pledge. So up yours.

(Hahahahahhaha. Get it? Up yours? It’s a joke, people. But really, you can increase your giving.)

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