This is a forwarded e-mail from my bosom friend Mavis…
Several years ago, a preacherÂ from out-of-state accepted a call to a
church in Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had anÂ occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he satÂ down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarterÂ too muchÂ change.
As he considered whatÂ to do, he thought to himself, “You’d better give the quarter back. ItÂ would be wrong to keep it.” Then he thought, “Oh,
forget it, it’s only aÂ quarter. Who would worry about this little amount?
Anyway, the bus companyÂ gets too much fare; they will never miss it.
Accept it as a ‘gift fromÂ God’ and keep quiet.”
When his stop came, he pausedÂ momentarily at the door, and then he handed the quarter to the driver andÂ said, “Here, you gave me too much change.”
The driver, with a smile,Â replied, “Aren’t you the new preacher in town? I have been thinkingÂ a lot lately about going somewhere to worship. I
just wanted to see whatÂ you would do if I gave you too much change. I’llÂ Â see you at church on Sunday.”
When the preacher stepped offÂ of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, “OhÂ God, I almost sold your SonÂ for a quarter.”
Our lives are the only BibleÂ some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much peopleÂ watch us as Christians and will put us
to the test! Always be on guard andÂ remember that you carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you callÂ yourself “Christian.”
Watch your thoughts;Â they become words;
Watch your words; theyÂ become actions;
Watch your actions;Â they become habits;
Watch your habits;Â they become character;
Watch your character;Â it becomes your destiny.