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Issue No: 251     Published: 14 Aug 2006

INDULGING IN INDULGENCES!

I am not an avid fan of TV or films, (outside of News and Sport - no, I am not perfect yet!) so to watch a DVD this week, was a different experience for me. An indulgence!

The movie itself majored on, not indulgence, but indulgences. And how one man's aversion to them sparked the greatest change in the Christian church since the start of the Dark Ages. Whether you have seen the movie or not, you will likely have gathered that I am talking about 'Luther' and the events that led to the Reformation of 1517 onwards.

Every viewer, believer and non-believer alike, would have got up in 'arms' about the 'alms', primarily pillaged from the poor, (thought alms were meant to be for the poor!) and poured into privileged pockets of pope and priesthood.

While the Reformation revolutionised the church of the day, the question I ask myself is, "Do indulgences still exist in the church today?"

Of course, the immediate reaction is "No, we are too sophisticated to be taken in by sheets of paper promising 'pidly' periods in Purgatory (an unscriptural place anyway) for ourselves, family and friends, by paying money to the priest or church!" Or have the indulgences simply changed form?

Let's think about it. How often do we hear, "If you give my ministry or church X dollars, you will be blessed 10 fold, or 100 fold," depending upon the enthusiasm of the preacher, and of course in your faith to believe in him!" Or, from a negative perspective, "If you do not tithe to the church, you will not be blessed financially."

I am forced to ask these questions. "Are all 'good' giving and tithing Christians rich? "Are all 'mean', seldom giving and non-tithing Christians, poor?" And, "Are all non-giving, non-believers, poor?" Reality is, the answer to all three questions is "No"!

You see then, all that has happened today is that the nature of indulgences has changed. In the 16th century, people were genuinely concerned about going to hell. This was the best lever that could be used to prise money out of the poor and gullible.

Today sadly, we are not so concerned about hell, but our world has become hugely materialistic. Money that makes the world go round! And the lack of it stops us participating in the 'good' things of life that advertisers constantly tell us we need to have to be happy! So once again, the poor and gullible grasp at any straw, even God, when Christianity is presented as a means of accumulating wealth.

This truism applies both in the bastion of wealth of America, and in the poverty of much of Africa. I have attended prosperity preachers' meetings in California, seen the working class people attending and the 'old bombs' in the car parks. Surely, if the prosperity gospel was true, there should be lots of Cadillacs, Rolls Royces and Ferraris (other than those belonging to the preachers), owned by those who have gratefully and successfully applied the 'formula' the prosperity preachers propound.

In Africa too, I've experienced prosperity churches full of poor people, who remain poor, while the preachers wear gold chains. Of preachers living a lifestyle they call their people to aspire to, but which they can't achieve. Unless perhaps, they also have a charismatic personality, and can build a prosperity church too!

It was readily apparent in the movie 'Luther', that it was the poor and vulnerable being targeted by the religious super salesmen of the day. Sadly, nothing much has changed.

People can, and no doubt will, quote verses that say that we as Christians should be financially prosperous. Generally however, these verses are taken out of context. A classic is Deuteronomy 8:18. Read the whole passage in 'From the Word'. The section is appropriately headed, 'Do Not Forget The Lord' and primarily, is a warning about the self sufficient attitudes wealth engenders.

Just look at King Solomon. A classic example! And we must remember too, that blessing was primarily physical under the Old Covenant (Job, Abraham, Solomon - but not Moses, the type of Jesus) and primarily spiritual under the New. (Jesus, Paul and all the apostles gave up everything for Jesus, were mistreated and imprisoned, and all except John, martyred for their faith.)

It is true, that if you apply Christian principles in your life, you are likely to be better off financially than when living life in the world, for your values, what you spend your money on, will change. But this will not necessarily make one rich. In fact, Jesus, in the prayer he gave us to use daily, assumed this when He included the phrase:

11 Give us today our daily bread.

Surely an indication that we are to live our lives dependant upon Him, not upon our own provision, which, almost inevitably, happens when we are rich. I speak from practical experience of having been both very successful financially and in relative poverty, twice over during my life. To be honest, in my humanness, I enjoyed wealth the most. But I learned most about, and have come closer to, God during my 'valley' experiences. Now, finally, I can relate to the position of contentment that Paul experienced when he said:

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:6-10)

Sadly, my friend, there will always be those who will exploit human weaknesses found in each one of us, for their own selfish ends. The tares amongst the wheat. Those who give the impression of knowing Christ but truly live by the ways of the world, readily indulging their indulgences, relying upon the gullible to finance their lifestyles.

As Jesus himself said:

15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. (Matthew 7:15-17)

As I mulled over this subject, the Lord gave me a 'David's Doodling' that sums up the maturing process of our ongoing walk of discipleship with our beloved Jesus.

1273. The foolish give seeking earthly return, the wise, to build up treasures in heaven, while the godly give their all out of love for God, with no need of reward.

"Lord, I give my all to you today."

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FROM THE WORD

DO NOT FORGET THE LORD
"Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land that the LORD promised on oath to your forefathers. Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you. bserve the commands of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and revering him. For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills. When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. He led you through the vast and dreadful desert, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock. He gave you manna to eat in the desert, something your fathers had never known, to humble and to test you so that in the end it might go well with you. You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. If you ever forget the LORD your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. Like the nations the LORD destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the LORD your God." (Deuteronomy 8:1-20)

"“Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God." (Proverbs 30:7-9)


THE RICH YOUNG MAN
"Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.” “Which ones?” the man inquired.
Jesus replied, ”‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’” “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?” Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?” Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first. (Matthew 19:16-30)

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DAVID'S DOODLINGS

16. Wisdom is easily read, takes time to acquire, but needs to be applied over a lifetime.

17. Fools believe they have all wisdom, the wise are prepared to learn from others, while the godly one's teacher is the Holy Spirit.

18. The foolish heart seeks only God’s blessings, the wise heart seeks to bless others, while the godly heart first blesses God.

175. The foolish keep all they have for themselves. The wise gives expecting the blessing to be returned. But the godly gives simply to bless God.

205. Foolishness is of the flesh, wisdom of the mind, but godliness comes from a heart right with God.

206. The foolish that go astray remain foolish, the wise become becomes foolish, while the godly seek God's forgiveness.

207. David was a godly man who sinned but remained godly. His son Solomon, a wise man who sinned and became foolish. His son Rehoboam, a foolish man who sinned and remained foolish.

305. The foolish can seek wisdom, the wise godliness, while the godly grow into the image of Christ.

306. The foolish rest content in hope, the wise find faith, while the godly unreservedly love both God and others.

427. The foolish seek nothing, the wise, 'to do', while the godly desire 'to be'.

484. The foolish lust after instant pleasure, the wise seeks knowledge, while the godly yearn for God's truth.

485. Laziness begets foolishness, knowledge wisdom, but the truth, godliness.

870. The foolish one looks inwards, the wise outwards, but the godly, upwards.

1273. The foolish give seeking earthly return, the wise, to build up treasures in heaven, while the godly give their all out of love for God, with no need of reward.

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FROM YOU - TO ME - TO YOU

Hey David!
What a blessing your site is to me. I am a retired educator and am not in the best of health. I don't have a lot of money, but my wife and I try to decide to give to the best places that the Lord would have us give.

I always gain something when I get your newsletter. It is an amazing boost to me each week. I have a cousin who visited in New Zealand last year. She and her husband are planning to return sometime in the near future. They are very strong Christians and the people they were visiting weren't saved or were certainly unchurched. ( I realize you don't have to go to church, but it sure does help!)

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for your help and for the fine work you do on the other side of the world that affects me right here in the middle of the USA. I am amazed at your abilities! Hang in there and may the Lord bless you in all you do in His name!

Sincerely and respectfully,
i am jess
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This is an opportunity for you to express your views, which may not be my views. But none of us have a mortgage on all the truth - except for Jesus!

LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED VIDEO CAMERA OPERATOR TO COME TO AFRICA

Would you, or someone you know, be willing and able to come to (or already be in) Africa for 7 weeks in October and November (or for part of the time) to film the trip for a series of TV programmes, 'Journey Through Africa'?

For the right person, with a ministry heart, one able to cope with heat and simple conditions, it would be the trip of a lifetime!

As at the present time, the trip would need to be self-funded.

This is an opportunity to experience African life and see and record the power of the Holy Spirit in action.

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CRANWELL'S CARTOON




THE BEAST OUT OF THE EARTH
11 Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. 12 He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. 14 Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666. (Revelation 13:11-18)




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TUESDAY TEACHINGS

A REVELATION OF....... THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID - Part 14

THE HOLY OF HOLIES IS EMPTY!

This series finally ends with both a warning and a promise. For me, moving from a heavy heart to a glad heart.

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LAUGHING AT OURSELVES

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*** "Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others." ***

522. A DOG NAMED MACE
A mechanic who worked out of his home had a dog named Mace. Mace had a bad habit of eating all the grass on the mechanic's lawn, so the mechanic had to keep Mace inside.

The grass eventually became overgrown.

One day the mechanic was working on a car in the backyard and dropped his wrench, losing it in the tall grass. He couldn't find it for the life of him, so he decided to call it a day.

That night, Mace escaped from the house and ate all the grass in the backyard.

The next morning the mechanic went outside and saw his wrench glinting in the sunlight. Realizing what had happened he looked toward the heavens and proclaimed, "A grazing Mace, how sweet the hound, that saved a wrench for me!"

521. EVER MORE BULLETIN PLOOPERS - OOPS! BLOOPERS!
!!! Christmas Fayre. A good chance to get rid of anything unwanted. Bring your husbands.

!!! Hymn 2376 I heard the voice of Jesus say "The collection is taken during this hymn"

!!! Next Week's Sunday Services - Sunday 7th November 5.30pm Service Evensnog.

!!! Our next song is "Angels We Have Heard Get High".

!!! Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community.

!!! For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

!!! Jean will be leading a weight-management series Wednesday nights. She's used the program herself and has been growing like crazy!

!!! This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the altar.

!!! The service will close with Little Drops of Water. One of the ladies will start quietly and the rest of the congregation will join in.

!!! Next Sunday a special collection will be taken to defray the cost of the new carpet. All those wishing to do something on the carpet should come forward and do so.

!!! The 1991 Spring Council Retreat will be hell May 10 and 11.

!!! Pastor is on vacation. Massages can be given to church secretary.

!!! Please join us as we show our support for Amy and Alan in preparing for the girth of their first child.

!!! Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It is a good chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

!!! Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say "hell" to someone who doesn't care much about you.

!!! The peace-making meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled due to a conflict.

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FACTS FOR FUN

LAST WEEKS QUESTION: Who invented asprin?

ANSWER: Aspirin wasn't really invented, but discovered. Scientists in 1829 discovered that a compound called salicin in willow plants relieved pain. But they weren't really the first to understand that. Hippocrates, who lived sometime between 460 BC and 377 BC, wrote about the use of powder made from the bark and leaves of a willow tree to treat headaches, fever, and pain. (Cheaper but enough work to bring on a headache!)

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: What percentage of its body weight can a pelican consume in a single meal?
Answer Next Week.

SOME FUN FACTS

473. GENERATIONAL INHERITANCE
The world's first iron bridge, built at Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England in 1782, was the culmination of the creativity of three generations of Darbys. Abraham Darby I developed the use of coke; his son manufactured cast iron; and his grandson built the bridge. (Were they ‘iron fisted’ too? Come from a line of ‘iron maidens’?)

474. FALSE PRETENCES?
The British flag is correctly known as the Union Flag. It should only be called the Union Jack when flown from the jack mast of a ship. (Sounds like a 'jack-up' to me!)

475. FOR HOW LONG?
The world consumes 1 billion gallons (4.5 billion litres) of petroleum a day. (As the earth lightens from massive mining, will it fly away one day?)

A WORD PUZZLE FOR YOU

Make another word from this word using all the letters.

DROPSIES

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BIBLE QUESTION - THE EXODUS

How did the Israelites win the battle against the Amalekites?

a. Moses went to the top of a hill and held up his hands.
b. Moses struck and killed the attackers' leader with his staff.
c. Moses threw his staff on the ground. It turned into a serpent and frightened the attackers away.
d. Moses held up his staff and the Lord sent a whirlwind to carry the attackers away.

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IF ONLY I'D THOUGHT OF IT!

"""OTHER'S SAYINGS TO ENLIGHTEN, AMUSE, OR BEMUSE"""

!!!!!!! When your eyes leak, your head won't swell.

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!!!! The apple didn't Sin, it was the Pear (pair) on the ground.

!!! If the cookies are too high up, how will the children reach them.

!! Joy is not the absence of suffering, but rather the presence of God.

! We claim the Victory because there's no sound of retreat.

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MORE GROANERS!

LEGAL
If you're mad at someone, first let him sit in your car, and then you can belt him.

NEW DRUG REJECTED
Have you heard about the pharmaceutical company that developed a new drug which, when administered to women, compels them to go join a convent?

The FDA refused to license it. Seems it was habit forming.

WHAT WAS THAT?
Three retirees, each with age related hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day.

One remarked to the other, "Windy, isn't it?"

"No," the second man replied, "it's Thursday."

And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's go have a beer. (Juice to be Christian PC!)

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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS IN BIBLICAL LANDS

FOOD: BESIDES WHEAT AND BARLEY

...millet and spelt were also grown. Wheat was the first choice, with barley being reserved for the poor. Spelt is a weak strain of wheat. (Millet pictured)

Adapted from: '1001 Surprising Things You Should Know About The Bible' MacGregor & Prys

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TAIWAN: WORKING CLASS PRACTICALLY UNREACHED

Despite numerous successful Christian churches in Taiwan, missionaries are finding the working class mostly unreached by Christianity. Said one man, "I am too embarrassed to go to church because the people there are so highly educated and high class, and I'm not." Government statistics indicate that 3.9% of the 22.9 million inhabitants of Taiwan are Christians. However, mission agencies estimate that less than 0.5% of Taiwan's working class, mostly Han Chinese, are Christian. Several mission organizations are stepping up efforts to reach out to them but local evangelist and church planter Lincy Tu says, "Some white-collar people in Taiwan hear the gospel five times when working-class people don't even hear it once. It's embarrassing." [Christianity Today/HCJB June'06] (Via World Mission Global News)

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WAXING LYRICAL

A MINUTE IS A LONG TIME IN GOD

When you are relaxed and enjoying life,
And all is normal with kids and wife.
When you are living in such a beautiful place,
And all is going well in running your race.
You are happy with how life is treating you,
Challenges yes - not too many - just a few.

Then along comes God, with His own plan,
Designed to upset the comfort of a man.
One minute the world seems simply so good,
The next, upon its head, is now being stood!

"David, I'm asking you to shift city and church",
My comfortable brain, with pain it did now lurch!

"But surely my God, this cannot be true?"
"Yes my son, it's what I'm asking of you."
"Well Lord , please give confirmation,
To help me overcome my consternation!"

Over the past two weeks, confirmations I've been given,
Logical improbabilities so great, must be God driven.
"Oh Lord, surely this is what you want me to do,
Have your way in my life Lord, I give in to you.
For you know best Lord, your plan for me,
I accept it now Lord, on bended knee."

Yes, one brief minute is a long time in God you know,
But obey His voice we must, if in Him we are to grow.
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A DAVID MUSING

Yesterday we finished filming the reshoot of our pilot TV programme.

I must first thank Keiran and Hadden for all the work they have done to make this possible. Thank you guys. It is a real pleasure working with you!

Beforehand, on Saturday, we celebrated the wedding of a couple from our church. It was a beautiful occasion, for they are very much in love - and there was a first class feed too!

The rest of Saturday though, was spent organising the shoot for Sunday. Everything went wrong! However, I got there in the end. A final, unexpected phone call at 11:30pm was the 'icing on the cake!' After the call, I just sat back in bed (by myself for Kathy was out of town visiting her mother) with a wry grin on my face. "That's it devil! You've done all you can! This must be in your will, God!"

And the shooting yesterday went well! Thank you Lord!

Now, just for the editing! There's always another challenge!

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MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU BLESS GOD.

His servant and yours

David Tait

Today's 'Word Puzzle' Answer: DISPOSER

TODAY'S 'DO YOU KNOW?' ANSWER: a. Moses went to the top of a hill and held up his hands.
Exodus 17:9-13. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.

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WALKING WITH JESUS MINISTRIES is a non-profit, non-denominational, Bible based ministry located in Hastings, New Zealand. A ministry dedicated to developing discipleship, fostering unity amongst God’s people to achieve the Great Commission, and in doing so, preparing for Christ’s return. It is securely based upon the foundational principles of the Apostles Creed while recognising the wide and rich diversity of beliefs amongst Christians in other areas. In accordance with the Lord’s direction, materials produced by the ministry are available, free of charge, to genuine enquirers upon request. The ministry is solely funded by donations, as the Lord provides. A list of materials available (plus some fun!) is obtainable and freely downloadable from our website
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Walking With Jesus Ministries
290 Flaxmere Avenue
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Phone: (06) 8799 911 International (+64) 6 8799 911
Email: enquiries@wwj.org.nz
Web: wwj.org.nz

Our role is to bless and encourage those in ministry while promoting co-operation and unity of direction amongst the body of Christ, as emphasised 3 times by Jesus in His longest prayer, immediately prior to His arrest and crucifixion. "… so that they may be one as we are one." (John 17:12, 21, 23-4) Our website is currently being developed to encourage your participation one with another, to share resources, and to enable you to promote events and items of interest to the body as a whole – and have a smile while doing it!

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