The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ – Psalm 14:1

Quenched Thirst

Desperate for gambling money, mom took a crowbar to her husband’s locked desk drawer. Her search for the family’s emergency funds also led her to the children’s savings bonds, which she promptly cashed in for less than their value and gambled away.

Dad explained to Brian and Kelly that Mom had spent all the money again. Kelly was in tears. Brian simply said, “How could you, Mom? How can we eat? How can I play football? How can we pay the bills if you keep doing this? Don’t you love us enough to stop? You promised! You promised, you liar!

Tired of living like a fool, mom finally got help.

It’s hard to admit when I’ve been a fool . . . to be honest about how my foolishness has hurt others. But Jesus came for fools and liars. I’m thankful for that, aren’t you?

Steve Arterburn

The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right. – Mark Twain