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I walked up to the scratch-off lottery tix machine at a local grocery today. I'd just gotten two very old, rumpled $1's in change and decided to buy two tickets with them rather than try to fit them in my wallet. The machine kept spitting one of back out because it was in such bad shape. I dropped it on the floor. A man dressed in a dark suit picked it up for me and I thanked him. When he handed me my bill, he didn't let go right away.

"The next time you gamble on the Sabbath, won't you please think it over a bit? It's not what God would want you to do on His day. Just consider it, sir, and have a nice day. God bless." His wife smiled and nodded. He let go of the bill. I fed the rumpled bill into the machine right in front of him and it accepted it. Then I saw the two of them with their eyes unflinchingly trained on me as I left. That did it. I decided then that I was going to "have a nice day," please" and sir be damned.

"The next time you openly judge someone, think about not doing it on the Sabbath. I don't think God would appreciate it. Have a nice day."

One of the two tix was a $7 winner...."Sizzlin' Sevens"...Hallelujah!







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