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It Is good To Persevere

Persevere means to maintain a purpose in spite of difficulties (



But, persevere could have bigger meanings!

A young pastor was sitting in a restaurant eating lunch. He opened a letter from his mother he just got that morning.

As he opened it a twenty dollar bill fell out. He thought: “Thanks, mom, I could use that right about now.”

When he finished his meal he noticed a beggar outside on the sidewalk leaning against the light post. He thought: “That fella could probably use the $20 more than I.”

So he crossed out the names on the envelope and put the $20 in the envelope and wrote across the top in large letters. “PERSEVERE!”

So as not to make a scene, he put the envelope under his arm and dropped it as he walked past the man.

The man picked it up and read the message and smiled.

The next day, while the pastor was eating his lunch, the same man tapped him on the shoulder and handed him a big wad of bills.

Surprised the young pastor asked him what that was for?

The man replied, this is your half of the winnings.

“PERSEVERE” came in first in the fourth race at the track yesterday, and he paid 30 to 1.




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