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Up to us to make world better place
Bro. Robert Jeffries offered a sermon during Tuesdays community luncheon at Central Church of Christ. His focus was making the community a better place by working on ourselves.

What would make our community a better place to live?
The answer to that question was explored during a Business and Community Luncheon offered at Central Church of Christ on Tuesday with guest speaker Bro. Robert Jeffries. He is the associate minister at SouthHaven Church of Christ in Southhaven, Miss.
“I want us to think about a few ways to make our community a better place to live. I think that’s one of the things we constantly think about – how do we make our community, our world, our society better,” said Jeffries. “There are some things we need to be mindful of and things we need to watch out for. I want to give you a few things to think about. Each of them, if we do them, we can make our world a better place to live.”
Jeffries suggested looking internally for an external change by individuals avoiding destructive temptations, controlling tempers, and watching what we say and think.
“Our tempers can get us in a lot of trouble sometimes, can’t they? One person described anger as temporary moments of insanity. Sometimes when you get angry you do things that you wouldn’t ordinarily do. Sometimes when you get angry you say things you wouldn’t ordinarily say. Once you say those things, you can’t take them back.”
Words are easier said than retracted.
“Our words are like toothpaste. Do you ever put a little bit too much toothpaste on your toothbrush? Have you ever tried to put it back? It doesn’t work that way, does it? It’s the same way with our words. Once they are out there, it’s hard to take them back and the damage it may have done.”
Jeffries ended the presentation with a reminder.
“Let’s make sure each one of us does our part and we can make our world a better place each and every day.”
Visitors were offered a free lunch of ham and sides, as well as drink and dessert.