Saturday, March 12, 2005

Driving the point home

Mildred, the church's self-appointed judge of all things moral, kept sticking her nose into other people's business. Several fellows church members found her ways distasteful, but feared her enough to keep silent.

Mildred made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his truck parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon. You see she commented to George and several others that everyone seeing it there 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 attempt to explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing.

Later that evening, George quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house and left it there all night.
"Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. . . . with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:37b,38b NIV