Good intentions are no substitute for right actions
another super thought provoker from Tracey Goffe of St Andrew's Parsih Church, Gorleston. It reminded me of the proverb "the road to hell is paved with good intentions"
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
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, 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
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 words; they become thoughts.
Watch your thoughts; 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 to me as a reminder. God bless you; I
hope you are having a wonderful day!
Good intentions are no substitute for right actions..