Opening of JIMís Conference 2008
None of us assembled here this evening would have voluntarily joined THIS CLUB;
Yet tonight, all of us recall the joy our children brought to us during the short time they were with us.
So, we are grateful for the joys we shared as we join in memory.
We know we all enjoy freedoms our own personal efforts did not win.
We are warmed by fires we did not kindle.
We drink from wells we did not dig.
We meet in a building we did not build.
So teach us that it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardon that we are pardoned, and it is in death that we are born into eternal life.
(Prayed by Jim Taylor)