Recently someone handed me a Xerox of an issue of The Seed Sower. The Seed Sower was the first bulletin produced at Parrish Church of Christ, where I serve as minister. This copy has the following information under the title: Vol. 1 Parrish, Ala. May 9, 1946 No. 1. This is a copy of the very first issue! There are some good articles and reminders in this little paper. One section entitled Rambling Thoughts asks the following:
- Why see a long life? Christ had a short one.
- Why live in luxury? Christ lived and died poor.
- Why live in pleasure? Christ pleased not himself.
- Why seek fame? Christ made himself of no reputation.
- Why live in ease? Chris suffered for all the scourage (sic) and shame of the cross.
On the bottom left corner are hand-drawn cartoons of mules. One is kicking and the caption reads: “A mule cannot pull while he is kicking. Neither can we pull much while we are too critical of men.” The second mule is pulling a load and the caption reads: “Neither can a mule kick when he is pulling. Neither can we spend much time in kicking if we are busy praying, exhorting, etc.”