ONLINE CHURCH BULLETIN
THE TOUGHEST JUDGE
A Buddhist story tells of a man who had lived wickedly and became very ill and near death. In the fever he had a dream, and in this dream he was conducted through the underworld to the hall of justice in which judges sat in curtained alcoves. He faced his judge, and was told to write his misdeeds upon a slate provided for that purpose. Sentence was then passed that he should be thrice struck by lightning for his sins. The curtain was drawn back, and he faced his judge, to find there seated the image of himself, and he realized that he had pronounced the verdict. All of us must face our own consciences, and should take pains to live so in accord with them, as they are educated by the Bible (Romans 14:21-23; cf. Acts 23:1).