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One day a young girl came home from school in tears because she had been given only a small part in the class play, and one of her friends had gotten a leading role. After her mother dried her tears, she wisely took off her watch and put it in the little girl’s hand. She asked the girl what parts of the watch she could see. The little girl said she could see a gold case, a watchband, a face with numbers and two hands. Her mother then opened the back of the watch and showed her all the tiny working parts. Her mother said, "This watch would be useless without every part – even the ones you can hardly see."

(Source: From a sermon by David Owens, "One Head, One Body, Many Parts" 7/16/08)

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