It was only a Quarter

This is a forwarded e-mail from my bosom friend Mavis…

Several years ago, a preacher  from out-of-state accepted a call to a
church in Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an  occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat  down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter  too much  change.
As he considered what  to do, he thought to himself, “You’d better give the quarter back. It  would be wrong to keep it.” Then he thought, “Oh,
forget it, it’s only a  quarter. Who would worry about this little amount?
Anyway, the bus company  gets too much fare; they will never miss it.
Accept it as a ‘gift from  God’ and keep quiet.”

When his stop came, he paused  momentarily at the door, and then he handed the quarter to the driver and  said, “Here, you gave me too much change.”

The driver, with a smile,  replied, “Aren’t you the new preacher in town? I have been thinking  a lot lately about going somewhere to worship. I
just wanted to see what  you would do if I gave you too much change. I’ll   see you at church on Sunday.”

When the preacher stepped off  of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, “Oh  God, I almost sold your Son  for a quarter.”

Our lives are the only Bible  some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people  watch us as Christians and will put us
to the test! Always be on guard and  remember that you carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call  yourself “Christian.”

Watch your thoughts;  they become words;
Watch your words; they  become actions;
Watch your actions;  they become habits;
Watch your habits;  they become character;
Watch your character;  it becomes your destiny.

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