Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mildred was the "Tongue of the Church" and the self-appointed monitor of the church's morals. She could not stop sticking her nose into other people's business and gossiping what she sniffed out. Several members did not approve of her extracurricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

Mildred made a mistake, however, when she accused Henry, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told Henry and several other members that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing. Henry, a man of  few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing.

Later that evening, Henry quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house, walked home, and left it there all night. You gotta love Henry. 

(Taken from Leonard Sweet's book, Nudge--Awakening Each Other To The God Who's Already There)


Loren said...

Yes! I do Love Henry!! Showed her didn't he!!

Have a joy-filled day Clif!

Warren Baldwin said...

Smart man, that Henry!