How Much of the Lord’s Time Have You Stolen?

Author Unknown

There was a story in Rochester, Texas church bulletin about a young man who was working in a large department store, being told by his employer that he would be required to work on Sunday.

It so happened that the hours assigned to him would have prevented his attending any of the worship services to which he had been accustomed to attending since childhood. The young man informed his employer that he would not be able to continue his work under these conditions, and his employer told him he would have to go.

A few days later, the young man answered an ad in the paper from a bank which had advertised a vacancy for a teller. In checking the young man’s previous employers, the bank president contacted the department store head and inquired as to the boy’s record and whether he could recommend him. The store manager replied, “Why yes, I will be glad to recommend him. He will make you a good man. I just fired him a few days ago.” “Fired him?” the bank president exclaimed. “Why would you recommend a man whom you just recently dismissed from your service?” The store manager explained the circumstances under which the boy was released, and remarked, “I know he will make you a good man for your bank, because if he will not steal the Lord’s time, he will not steal your money.”