Wednesday’s Wisdom

Just for fun today…

There was a Scottish tradesman, a painter called Jack, who was very interested in making a pound where he could. So he often would thin down his paint to make it go a wee bit further. As it happened, he got away with this for some time.

Eventually the Presbyterian Church decided to do a big restoration job on one of their biggest churches. Jack put in a painting bid and because his price was so competitive, he got the job. And so he set to, with a right good will, erecting the trestles and putting up the planks, and buying the paint and…yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with the turpentine.

Well, Jack was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly done, when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder. The sky opened and the rain poured down, washing the thin paint from all over the church and knocking Jack fair off the scaffold to land on the lawn.

Now, Jack was no fool. He knew this was a judgement from the Almighty, so he fell on his knees and cried, “Oh, God! Forgive me! What should I do?”

And from the thunder, a mighty Voice spoke, “Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!”

Wednesday’s Wisdom

Never miss an opportunity to participate in a free or greatly subsidized reputable business weekend. These are the kinds of events where some entity picks up the tab so at some point over the weekend they can pitch their product or agenda. This is the price of your attendance and by all means, go. When it’s time for the pitch, listen out of integrity and respect for your hosts. But do not miss the people you will be with. You never know when you will come in contact with someone who will change your life arc for the better.

Who in your life have you come in contact with that after a weekend with them, changed the direction you were headed?

Proverbs 19:20-21