Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Used -vs- Loved

I came across this little story and I was holding on to it so I could post on Father's Day. I was ill on that day, and didn't feel much like doing anything but staying in bed and taking my medication. So, it is a wee bit late for the holiday but it's appropriate anytime. Something to think about.

To whom it may concern.....

Used -vs- Loved

While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yr old son picked up a stone and scratched lines in the side of the car. in anger, the man took the child's hand and hit it many times, not realizing he was using a wrench.

At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures. When the child saw his father.....with painful eyes he asked, "Dad when will my fingers grow back?"

The man was so hurt and speechless, he went back to his car and kicked it a lot of times. Devastated by his own actions.....sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches the child had written....


The next day that man committed suicide....Anger and love have no limits; choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely life...

Things are to be used and people are to be loved. But the problem in today's world is that, People are used and things are loved.

Be Watchful

Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions,
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits they become character,
Watch your character it becomes your destiny.

Stay Faithful and Be Grateful.


Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

Bless you Momma! Thank you for such an awesome poem that I will never forget. I thank you for your Father's Day greetings and I am praying for your healing and deliverance and I know that Pops is taking good care of you. Love you much




Mother Vietta,

A moving story that should make one stop and think before there actions.


Anonymous said...

Great post mom. We've been missing you in blog america. Thanks for the shout out and great story.

Be Encouraged.

Tony R.

Rev.Aaron Holcombe said...

Thank you so much for the post! God help us to remember that People are always more important than material things. Bless you!