I was sent this email today and thought it was pretty good>
A t-Shirt with holes in it, jeans, and no shoes was
> Bill's wardrobe for his entire four years of college.
> He was
> brilliant. Kind of esoteric and very, very bright. He
> became a
> Christian while attending college. Across the street from
> campus was a well-dressed, very conservative church. They
> wanted to develop a ministry to the students but were not
> sure how to go about it.
> One day Bill decided to go there. He walked in with no
> shoes, jeans, his T-shirt, and wild hair. The service had
> already started and so Bill walked down the aisle looking
> for a
> seat. The church was completely packed and he couldn't
> a seat. By now, people were really looking a bit
> but no one said anything. Bill got closer and closer and
> to the pulpit, and when he realized there were no seats,
> just sat down right on the carpet.
> By now the people are really uptight, and the tension
> the air was thick. About that time, the minister realized
> that from way at the back of the church, a deacon was
> making his way toward Bill. Now the deacon was in his
> eighties, had silver-gray hair, and a three-piece suit. A
> man, very elegant, very dignified, very courtly. He walked
> a cane and, as he started walking toward this boy,
> was saying to themselves that you can't blame him for
> he's going to do. How can you expect a man of his age
> of his background to understand some college kid on
> the floor?
> It took a long time for the man to reach the boy. The
> church was utterly silent except for the clicking of the
> cane. All eyes were focused on him. You couldn't even
> anyone breathing. The minister couldn't even preach
> sermon until the deacon did what he had to do. And now
> they saw this elderly man drop his cane on the floor.
> great difficulty, he lowered himself and sat down next to
> smiles, shakes his hand, and worshiped with him so he
> won't be alone.
> Everyone choked up with emotion. When the minister
> regained control, he said, "What I'm about to
> preach, you
> will never remember. What you have just seen, you will
> never forget."
> The moral of the story, "Be careful how you live.
> You may
> be the only Bible some people will ever read".
That last line is very profound. It's very true. Your example may be the only thing needed to draw someone closer to God!