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 -- 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.
I'm glad a friend forwarded this to me as a reminder. God bless you; I hope you are having a wonderful day! Though I'm not a Christian... I find this so meaningful~
- 15 years, 8 months, 20 days ago
如果我們不能在一起...那說明我們沒有緣分~ 既然沒有緣分...那不能在一起也沒有什麼好遺憾的了... Unknown"♥Ah-Hsien♥"Inspired
- 15 years, 8 months, 29 days ago
Did you know...!? The youngest billionaire on earth and possibly the youngest self-made billionaire ever is the creator of Facebook "Mark Zuckerberg" at the age of 23 this year. With a great vision and outstanding communication and social skills, he is now the dream that will never come true of people like me since I've passed 25 recently. It's never too late to make full use of ur time... Think twice... and... be inspired...!!
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/10/billionaires08_Mark-Zuckerb erg_I9UB.html Unknown"♥Ah-Hsien♥"Inspired
- 15 years, 9 months ago
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