A man dies and goes to heaven. St. Peter meets him at the Pearly Gates and says, “Here’s how it works. You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you’ve done and I give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get in.”
“Okay,” the man says, “I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her and loved her deep in my heart.”
“That’s wonderful,” says St.Peter, “that’s worth two points.”
“Two points!?” he says. “Well, I attended church all my life and supported its ministry with my tithe and service.”
“Terrific!” says St.Peter. “That”s certainly worth a point.”
“One point!?!! Well, I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for homeless veterans.”
“Fantastic, that”s good for two more points,” he says.
“Two points!?!! Exasperated, the man cries, “At this rate the only way I’ll get into heaven is by the grace of God.”
“Bingo! 100 points! Come on in!”
I’ve been losing my sense of balance…in my checkbook
Thought for the day
“We are tempted when we are drawn away and trapped by our own evil desires. Then our evil desires conceive and give birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” James 1:14-15 (GNT)
If you’re facing temptation right now, you’re never going to find freedom until you stop fixing the blame and start fixing the problem. Stop blaming other people! Even when other people have hurt you, it’s your reaction that’s causing the problem.