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Merry CHRISTmas !!!!

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Posted 12-23-2010 at 04:42 AM by caninemom3

[CENTER][COLOR=seagreen][B][U]One Solitary Life[/U][/B][/COLOR][/CENTER]

[CENTER][COLOR=seagreen][IMG][/IMG][/COLOR][B][COLOR=seagreen]e was[/COLOR][COLOR=seagreen] born in an obscure village,[/B][/COLOR]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]The child of a peasant woman.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]He grew up in still another village,[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]Where he worked in a carpenter shop[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]Until he was thirty.[/COLOR][/B][/CENTER]

[CENTER][B][COLOR=seagreen]Then for three years[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]He was an itinerant preacher.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]He never wrote a book.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]He never held an office.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]He never had a family or owned a house.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]He didn't go to college.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]He never visited a big city.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]He never traveled two hundred miles[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]From the place where he was born.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]He did none of the things[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]One usually associates with greatness.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]He had no credentials but himself.[/COLOR][/B][/CENTER]

[CENTER][B][COLOR=seagreen]He was only thirty-three[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]When the tide of public opinion turned against him.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]His friends ran away.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]He was turned over to his enemies.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]And went through the mockery of a trial.[/COLOR][/B][/CENTER]

[CENTER][B][COLOR=seagreen]He was nailed to a cross[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]Between two thieves.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]While he was dying,[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]His executioners gambled for his clothing,[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]The only property he had on Earth.[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]When he was dead,[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]He was laid in a borrowed grave[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]Through the pity of a friend.[/COLOR][/B][/CENTER]

[CENTER][B][COLOR=seagreen]Twenty centuries have come and gone,[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]And today he is the central figure[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]Of the human race,[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]And the leader of mankind's progress.[/COLOR][/B][/CENTER]

[CENTER][B][COLOR=seagreen]All the armies that ever marched,[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]All the navies that ever sailed,[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]All the parliament that ever sat,[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]All the kings that ever reigned,[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]Put together have not affected[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]The life of man on Earth[/COLOR][/B]
[B][COLOR=seagreen]As much as that[/COLOR][/B][/CENTER]

[CENTER][COLOR=seagreen][IMG][/IMG][B]ne [IMG][/IMG]olitary [IMG][/IMG]ife.[/B][/COLOR][/CENTER]

[B][COLOR=seagreen]~~Dr James Allen Francis, 1926~~[/COLOR][/B]
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