Thursday, December 07, 2006

Eight cow people

May we all be eight-cow people.
Johnny Lingo was a handsome, strong islander who lived in the South Pacific. When it came time for him to choose a wife, he chose a plain, skinny, not-so-great-looking woman. She was shy and hesitant. The people in the village couldn't believe that he chose such a plain girl. In that town, in order to obtain a wife, you paid for her by giving her father cows. Four to six cows were considered a high price. The villagers thought he might pay 2 cows for her, but he paid 8 cows for her!!!! Everyone laughed because they felt the father-in-law had put one over on Johnny. However, not too long after the marriage, Johnny's wife was transformed into a beautiful, confident, poised woman. When Johnny was asked what happened, he said, "I wanted an eight cow woman and when I paid that for her and treated her in that fashion, she began to believe she was an eight-cow woman. She discovered her self worth." [Sermon by King]


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