After being away on business, Tim thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift. “How about some perfume?” he asked the cosmetics clerk.
She showed him a bottle costing $50.
“That’s a bit much,” said Tim, so she returned with a smaller bottle for $30.
“That’s still quite a bit,” Tim complained.
Growing annoyed, the clerk brought out a tiny $15 bottle.
“What I mean,” said Tim, “is I’d like to see something really cheap.”
The clerk handed him a mirror.
A narrow mind and a wide mouth usually go together.
Thought for the day
We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
I remember the old Corrie ten Boom line, “Thank God for the fleas.” The fleas kept the German soldiers out of the barracks in the concentration camp where she was imprisoned. This allowed her to minister and visit with those who were being persecuted. There she could show and share Jesus.