by BCBP Editor

Read this short story aloud in your action group meeting. Have each member reflect/comment on how he/she loses or wastes time and how he/she finds the time to do the many things he/she wants or needs to do.
watch in haystack
Quiet Time

There once was a farmer who discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn.

It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him.

After searching high and low among the hay for a long while; he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the barn.

He promised them that the person who found it would be rewarded.

Hearing this, the children hurried inside the barn, went through and around the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch.

Just when the farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up to him and asked to be given another chance.

The farmer looked at him and thought: “Why not? After all, this kid looks sincere enough.”

So the farmer sent the little boy back in the barn.

After a while the little boy came out with the watch in his hand!

The farmer was both happy and surprised and so he asked the boy how he succeeded where the rest had failed.

The boy replied, “I did nothing but sit on the ground and listen.

In the silence, I heard the ticking of the watch and just looked for it in that direction.”

be still
A peaceful mind can think better than a worked up mind.

Scripture Verse to Memorize: Psalm 46:11 Be still and know that I am God.

Allow a few minutes of silence to your mind every day, and see, how sharply it helps you to set your life the way you expect it to be…!

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