My Catholic friends tell the story of children lining up at lunch in the cafeteria of a Parochial school. The food was served on a long, rectangular table.
The first food the children encountered was apples. The apples formed a large pile, behind which was a note written by a nun. The note said, “Take only one, God is watching.”
Moving through the line, the kids would find at the end of the table dessert, which was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. Behind the cookies lay a note written by a boy, “Take all you want, God is watching the apples.”
Somehow, I think this violated the spirit of the nun’s teaching. We can do the same--with God.
The first step of following Jesus begins in the human heart.
We may think we are doing the right thing, but the LORD always knows what is in our hearts (Prov. 21:2). CEV