Fatal Errors

Friday, Oct. 10
“The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.”—Ernest Dimnet, French priest (1866-1954). I know nothing about this man. He perhaps was strapped with wrong doctrine and he may or may not have lived a moral life, but his words here are accurate. What is it that causes marriages to fall apart? Why do young people stray away and get involved in worldly pursuits after a good family upbringing? Why are there so many well educated street people searching for stale food in garbage bins? The downward path starts with little things. A little lie, a little laziness, a little selfishness, a little compromise. If not dealt with, these become patterns. The end result is a wasted life, characterized by broken marriages, lost jobs, jail time, or a psychiatric ward. Once embroiled in the sordid trappings of a degenerate life, it’s hard to change. I don’t know where you are in this, but Dimnet’s warning should be heeded. If you’re OK, there are lots of people out there who need your help. Yes, it’s hard to reach these people, but God loves them and God is ready to meet their needs. He just needs a little help from His servants.

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