Two young grandsons spent the afternoon everyday with their grandparents
after school. The youngsters were quite active and frequently got into
mischief. On such occasions -- the grandmother patiently spoke with the
boys and encouraged them to be kind to each other -- so they would "
make Jesus happy and go to Heaven". However, the grandfather grew weary
of the boys misbehavior and frequently yelled, bellowed, and screamed at
them for their actions.
One day the grandmother overheard her two grandsons talking in the
living room. The oldest grandson said -- "_____, you're not going to go
to Heaven, 'cause you keep acting bad". The youngest grandson replied,
"I'm going to be here with granddaddy?"
When this account was recited to the grandfather, he was shocked! But
quickly realized that he was giving an account of himself that he did
not intend and tried to exhibit a kinder, gentler nature towards his
The moral of this true story is to remember to be kind to others.
Your actions really do speak volumes about who you serve and make a real
impression on others -- particularly family members. What do your
actions say about who you serve?