Too Generous

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A preacher once said that a good many of his congregation would be lost because they were too generous. He saw that the people looked rather surprised: so he said:
“Perhaps you think I have made a mistake, and that I ought to have said you will be lost because you are not generous enough. That is not so; I meant just what I said. You give away too many sermons. You hear them, as it were, for other people.”
There are a good many who listen for those behind them. They say the message is very good for neighbor So-and-So, and they pass it over their shoulders till it gets clear out of the door.