There was a town that had very harsh laws. Whenever someone committed a crime, besides serving time for it, the person would also have the initials of the crime he committed branded on his forehead so that everyone was aware of what he did.
Two brothers were arrested for being murderers and felons, so the initials MF (Murderer and Felon) were branded on their foreheads.
When they were released from jail, one of the brothers got tired of looking for work and being rejected by people who looked down on him because of his past. He said, “It’s useless, everyone looks at me like I’m a murderer and a felon, so I’m just going to do whatever I want to do!”
And he continued doing what was wrong.
The other brother regretted what he did and continued his journey, facing obstacles and striving to do what was right. He met a woman of God, started going to church and converted.
After some time, a young boy, intrigued by the mark he saw on the man’s forehead, asked his grandfather:
– Grandpa, what do the initials MF on his forehead stand for?
His grandfather scratched his head and answers:
– I don’t really know, but I think it’s Man of Faith, because his conduct is exemplary and he is God-fearing.
Moral of the story: It doesn’t matter what you were branded as or what you did in the past, you can turn it into something special. It all depends on how we look at things.
Collaborated by: Pastor Marcelo Silva