Leaving a plush night club one evening, a miserly gentleman walked past the doorman without tipping him.
Never the less, the doorman helped the man into a taxi with a flourish and said pleasantly, “By the way, in case you happen to lose your wallet on the way home, sir, just remember that you didn’t pull it out here.”
I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
Thought for the day
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. John 3:17-18 (NIV)
Jesus came to do whatever was necessary to cleanse us of our sins so that we could come home to the Father. Again and again, we see Jesus in the New Testament willing to use his power to heal; we see him willing to use his authority to cleanse.