Saturday, November 1, 2008

"I'll Remember you" 11/1/1999

"The Preacher's Kid"
(In memory of Frank Gale Bennett 7/20/1939-11/1/1999)

By Phil Bennett

The preacher's kid sat in the second row and sang "Amazing Grace"

He listened to the words his Daddy spoke...still in his place.

He wondered if they listened to him speak

Why they only lived it one day a week.

Never knew how he couldn't see

That he needed him more than the sinners on Sunday.

But he was not a sinner yet, maybe he needed to be

to get what he needed from him.

In many ways, he was his hero

And he wanted to be like him and not them.

always knew he was doing the best he could

He didn't know any other way.

Still remembers the sermons he preached

He felt it and tried to live it,
but he couldn't get them to see.

"Don't you ever give up on God," he would say.

But they never listened, but he did.

And is many ways, because of him

the preacher's kid is a better man today.

My favorite Songwriter Joel Shewmake

Quote of the year...

“Be not the judges of men, but love your brothers and sisters, and find ways to reach out to them in common goals and aspirations. Where there is love in common, the divisions of creed will melt away and reveal the true nature of man’s eternal destiny -- one of unity in purpose, to be perfect as the Father is perfect."

Author Brilliant but Unknown

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