SM Minute idea
Mark Arend (arend@CENTURYINTER.NET)
Mon, 11 Aug 1997 10:01:33 -0500
There's a Turkish proverb that states: "No matter how far you've gone down
the wrong road, turn back". This is good advice. Each one of us goes down
some wrong roads from time to time.
We might start some bad habits. Or make a wrong decision about what class
to take or what job to work at. Or we get involved in some wrong activities.
But you don't have to keep going down that wrong road. You can always
stop, and turn around, and go back. Don't ever let anyone tell you
otherwise. There may be consequences for what you've done, but you can
always stop and turn back.
About 250 years ago, when sailors were a pretty rough bunch of guys, there
was a tough captain of a slave ship. One day, he realized what he was doing
was wrong. And he stopped. And he turned back.
We can all do the same thing. Just remember: "No matter how far you've
gone down the wrong road, turn back".
(Note for the history-minded: the captain I refered to was named John
Newton. He became a clergyman and wrote a number of well-known hymns, most
notably "Amazing Grace").
Mark W. Arend
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