I found this excellent and thought provoking post at RRBJ http://rrbj.wordpress.com/ just now and took the liberty bring it over to the Pilgrim Pals Blog....
It is SO good!
Its not what you gather in life, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived “.
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 the opportunityto ride the bus from his home to the downtown area.
When he sat down he discovered that the driver had accidently given him a quarter too much in 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, its only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount anyway, and the bus company gets too much fare allready, they will nevermiss it. Accept it as a gift from God and keep quiet.”
When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, 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 to much change. I’ll see you at church on Sunday. “
When the preacher stepped off 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 Christains 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.”
The moral is ” We will not be remembered by our words , but by our kind deeds.”
Blessings to all. Ron.