October Pastor’s Paragraphs

The church gossip and self-appointed judge of the church’s morals kept sticking her nose in other people’s business. Many church members didn’t appreciate her actions, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. 

She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new member, of being drunk after she saw his pickup truck parked in from of the town’s only bar late one afternoon. She commented to George the following Sunday morning, in the company of many people, that everyone seeing his truck parked where it was would KNOW what he was doing. 

George, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just walked away. He didn’t explaindefend, or deny; he said nothing. Later that evening, George quietly parked his pickup truck in front of HER house and left it there all night!

The last I checked, conclusion-jumping was NOT one of the events in the upcoming Olympics. If it was, I’m afraid a whole lot of people would be in contention for the gold medal. Let’s remember the Golden Rule of doing unto others as we would have them do unto us and give them the benefit of any doubt we have about their actions. Ask them FIRST about any concerns you have before you pass it along to others. You BOTH will benefit from it.