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Why Not Be Ready?

On Apr 20, 2013 JoAnn Baker Paul wrote:


"2. A certain young man came to Mother with some peach and plum stones in his hand, and asked her if he might plant them? 'Yea,' answered Mother, 'do all your work as though you had a thousand years to live, and as you would if you knew you must die to-morrow."

 From pp. 242-3 of the 1888 edition of Testimonies of the Life, Character, Revelations and Doctrines of Mother Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers.

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