August 8, 2018
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32
I read something that deeply touched my heart about a PGA golfer named Roberto De Vicenzo. As he was leaving a tournament with his winnings, a woman, sad and forlorn, approached him. “It's a big day for you, but it's a sad day for me. My baby has been diagnosed with an incurable disease in the blood, and my little baby is dying.” De Vicenzo’s heart was touched. “Madam,” he said in broken English, “May I do something for you and your child?” He took his check, endorsed it on the back and gave it to her right there. “Take this and try to buy some happiness for yourself and your child.
A week later he was in the clubhouse having lunch, and one of the PGA officials came up to him and said, “You know that woman to whom you gave your check? She doesn't have a sick baby. As a matter of fact, she doesn't have a child at all. She’s a phony, a con artist.” De Vicenzo said, “Do you mean to tell me there’s no baby dying?” That’s the best news I’ve heard all week!”
When I read that I thought, “What an attitude!”
Many of us are so cynical, we're afraid we're going to do something and someone will take advantage of us. Aren’t you glad that God knows? Be thankful today that God is keeping the score.