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Garlic And Onions

I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd is one who lays down His life for his sheep
Acts 4:8-12; Psalms 118:1,8-9,21-23,26,28,29; I John 3:1-12; John 10:11-18

Sermon Week Fourth Sunday of Easter Cycle B

Scripture Summary John 10:11

One day, he met a traveler who told him about a faraway land where onions were unknown. “No onions?” said The Dreamer, “I’ll go there and introduce the people to this wonderful vegetable and I’ll be greatly rewarded.” So he acquired a big wagon-load of onions and, after a long and arduous journey, he arrived at the distant land. There he went directly to the royal palace where he was granted an audience with the King.

”Your Highness,” he said, “I am pleased to tell you that I have brought to your country a new vegetable that can improve all foods. Even by itself, it is a gourmet’s delight.” The King was intrigued. So he arranged a special dinner to taste the onions and evaluate the Dreamer’s lofty claims. First, it was served to a group of commoners, then, in turn, to prelates, ministers of state, members of the royal court, and, finally, to the King himself. And all agreed the onion’s flavor exceeded their wildest expectations. Consequently, the King appropriated the Dreamer’s entire wagon-load and paid him their weight in gold.

The Dreamer then returned home with his treasure. Before long, he devised a scheme which would make him an even greater fortune. “Garlic is more expensive than onions,” he reasoned, “and is infinitely more fragrant. I’ll take a wagon-load of garlic to that distant land. If they would exchange gold for onions, surely they will give me an even greater sum for my garlic.”

So off he went to the distant land and made his pitch before the King for the fragrant bulbs. The garlic was tested and, just as he had predicted, it was received with even more enthusiasm than the onions. “I was right,” the Dreamer said to himself, “if the onion is worth its weight in gold, the garlic will be worth its weight in diamonds.” The King then held a consultation with his ministers to determine what to pay for the precious new food. All agreed that the garlic was worth more than its weight in gold. Therefore, they decided to pay the Dreamer with the most [...]

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