A stingy miser worked hard all of his life and made a lot of money. He loved that money more than just about anything and rarely spent a dime.
On his deathbed he said to his wife, “Promise me that you’ll put all my money in the casket with me. I want to take it all to the afterlife with me. Promise!”
His wife promised him, with all of her heart, that she would indeed put all his money in the casket with him.
So then he died. He was stretched out in the casket, his wife sitting there in black, with her best friend beside her. After the ceremony the wife slipped a box into the casket just before it was closed.
The wife’s friend clutched her by the sleeve and hissed, “Tell me you weren’t fool enough to put all that money in there with that man!”
The wife replied, “Listen, I’m a Christian, I can’t break a solemn promise. I promised to put his money in the casket with him.”
“You mean to tell me you actually put all his money in there?”
“I sure did,” said the dutiful wife. “I wrote him a check for the full amount.”
You haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running.
Thought for the day
Luke 6:27-28, “Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you”
Notice these three verbs: “do good,” “bless,” and “pray for.” A big part of forgiveness is responding to evil with good.