A Quarter

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
June 3, 2004

Several years ago a preacher moved to Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, “You better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.” Then he thought, “Oh, forget it, it’s only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway the bus company already gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a gift from the Lord and keep quiet.”

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, “Here, you gave me too much change”.

The driver with a smile, replied, “Aren’t you the new preacher in town? I have been thinking lately about going to worship somewhere. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change.”

When my friend stepped off the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, and held on, and said, “Oh, Lord, I almost sold your Son for a quarter.”

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10 comments
  1. Wow! Lesson learned: We should always do the RIGHT thing! 🙂

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  3. It reminds me of the adage never steal something small. Why steal a quarter? You go to hell. Why steal a dollar? You go to hell. Why steal a million dollars you go to Hell. Do not want to go to hell, no amount is small or great, it really does not matter, it is yes or no.

  4. This story is an attention-grabber! We never know who is watching or when a seed is being planted, do we. The challenge is to stay alert and make wise choices–always!

    Kenny, just wanted you to know I won’t be commenting very often for a few weeks. My husband and I are getting ready to move. Between packing and unpacking, there won’t be much time for blog-responding. But I’ll be back, early July!

  5. Your daidaihua will arrive from your calories in energy out. The way you get it done doesnt make any difference. You will find ways that are superior in your case, but so long as you are developing a deficit it will likely be superior for daidaihua

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