What the Deaf Man Heard

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An 85-year-old man was hard of hearing. Despite his family's pleas, he would not get a hearing aid. They begged and begged. Finally, he went to the doctor and was fitted for ear pieces that enabled him to pick up everything in range.

A month later he returned to the doctor, who happily told him, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be pleased."

The old man said, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit and listen to their conversations. And I've changed my will three times!"

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Be careful what you say about other people. You never know who may be listening . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking lies.

(Psalm 32:12-13)