Rosemead Kiwanis Club

   "Serving the Community Since 1945"






The Fax of Life

A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley

November 17, 1996                                                                       Vol 2, #3


A Creed for Those Who Have Suffered


I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.

I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.


I asked for health, that I might do great things.

I was given infirmity, that I might to better things.


I asked for riches, that I might be happy.

I was given poverty, that I might be wise.


I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men.

I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.


I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.

I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.


I got nothing I asked for -- but everything I had hoped for.

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.


I am, among men, most richly blessed!


                                                    - An unknown Confederate soldier


To all Kiwanians: This is a great ‘Spiritual Aims’ project. We include on each

fax an invitation to visit our club meetings. Feel free to start a similar

project in your club.



Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. All of its Clubs are independently-run community service groups.