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Sel-fish
by Teresa Marshall
03/12/05
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Sel-fish


Sel-fish is a fish that thinks only of himself and no others. Sel-fish is very deep into his own little world...

Sel-fish is not associated with any clubs or guilds. To him this is just a group of fishy do gooders

He scales above others to make it successfully to the top. He doesn’t care how many other he may have to swallow on the way up, either.

Furthermore, he doesn’t mingle with any other school of fish societies. Because he is at the top of his class, the class of one. He is too educated to lower himself to substandard schools.

Sel-fish is not a very happy fish at nighttime, as he sinks to the bottom of the sea. He hides behind some coral reef and seed weed. He hopes not to be seen or eaten by other predators. At nighttime, he thinks to himself that it’d be nice to have a friend. Two are better than one.

He has noticed other families of fish tranquilly floating through life. He wonders what makes them different.

One day he was out and overheard a fishy conversation between two minnows. He swam up closer to hear.

“Did you hear about the two fish that got caught and were packed in a little boy’s lunch?” The large orange tiger minnow asked of his friend.

“No what happened?” A little pop-eye minnow inquired.

“Word has it, the little boy heard that Jesus was coming to his area. So his mother packed his lunch of five loaves and the two little fish. So at lunch time the people were getting hungry. Someone asked what they were going to do for lunch.”

“One of the disciples found the little boy. He offered his small lunch willingly to Jesus.”

Now Sel-fish swam even closer, to hear more.

“Jesus took the lunch, and thanked God for the food. Miraculously, everyone was
filled and there was food left over!”

“Just think, two of our own were chosen by the Master Creator! How thrilling! They willingly gave, and look how they were multiplied.”

Sel-fish cleared his throat and said, “Excuse me. Can you tell me more about those two unselfish fish?”

To be used and multiplied, you can’t be selfish. You need to give Jesus all that you have and allow Him to love others through you.

You need to be “a-bait-able” – or is that available? – and reel others in to learn about Jesus; therefore, thinking more of others and being less selfish.




If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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