Several years ago, a young priest, fresh out of the seminary, was assigned as pastor to as small parish, in a small town. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the local bus from the rectory 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 pastor in town?”
“Yes”, he replied.
“Well, I have been thinking a lot lately about returning to church. 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 young priest stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, “Oh my God, I almost sold Jesus for twenty-five cents!”
Source | Unknown
Our lives are the only scriptures some people will ever read. For many, we are the only edition of the Bible.
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.