THE FENCE

THE FENCE

There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails
and told him that every time he lost his temper, to hammer a nail in the
back fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Then
it gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper
than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his
father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail
for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the
young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You
have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will
never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like
this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out.

It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there.
A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. Friends are a very rare jewel,
indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear,
they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to
us.

But your best friend of all should be Jesus. Show your friends how much you
care. Be like Jesus.

— Author Unknown

About Roger Overweg

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