Share with your friends on Facebook

In January of 2002 Mike Tyson applied for a boxing license to fight in the State of Nevada. At the hearing he argued: “I’m not Mother Teresa, but I’m not Charles Manson either.” His application for a license was denied.

Ever since he said that I’ve thought about the time when I will die and I will have to stand before the Lord in judgment of what I have done and what I have not done in my life.

Will my words be the same as Mike Tyson’s: “Lord, I’m not Mother Teresa, but I’m not Charles Manson either? Please let me spend my eternity with you.” I often wonder if I am kidding myself.

I want to tell myself that at the end of my life, my good deeds will outweigh my bad deeds and the sins I have committed. Oh, I hope I’ve accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior as my evangelical friends have helped me to do.

But have I had a complete change of heart and not only words?
I think it’s the complete change of heart that
I have to keep working on with the Lord.

More From Treats for the Soul


God’s Grace!

Anne Lamott, in her book Traveling Mercies, describes a time when a fellow church member told about adopting

Read More »


This will allow you to receive notifications of articles of interest, especially our daily and weekly messages