What's A Dime Worth
Several years ago a pastor friend of mine moved
to Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived,
he had occasion to ride the bus from his home
to the down- town area. When he sat down, he
discovered that the driver had accidentally given
him ten cents too much change.
As he considered what to do, there seemed to
him to have these voices whispering instructions
into his ears. One said, "You better give the dime
back. It would be wrong to keep it." Another voice
said, "Oh forget it. It's just ten cents. Who would
worry about this little amount. Anyway, the bus
company already gets too much fare. With their
millions everyday they will never miss it. Accept
it as a gift from God and keep quiet."
When his stop came he paused momentarily at
the front door, and, handing the driver the dime
he said, "Here. You handed me too much change."
The driver replied, "Aren't you the new pastor in
town? I have been thinking lately about going to
church somewhere. I just wanted to see what
you would do if I gave you ten cents too much
When my friend stepped off the bus he literally
grabbed the nearest light pole, and held on, and
said, "O God, I almost sold your Son for ten cents."
[ Author Unknown -- from Aiken Drum ]
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