Living Right…

Today’s devotion comes in the form of a life lesson:


An old lady handed her cheque to a bank teller and said, “I would like to withdraw 10 Ghc..”

The female teller told her, “For withdrawals less than 1000Ghs , please use the ATM”.

The old lady then asked, “Why?” The teller irritably told her, “These are rules. Please leave if there is no other matter. There is a queue behind you.” She then returned the cheque to the old lady.

The old lady remained silent. But she returned the cheque to the teller and said, “Please help me withdraw all the money I have.”

The teller was astonished when she checked the account balance. She nodded her head, knelt down and said to the old lady,

“My apologies Granny, you have 3.5 billion Ghc in your account and our bank does not have so much cash currently. Could you make an appointment and come again tomorrow?”

The old lady then asked, “How much am I able to withdraw now?”

The teller told her, “Any amount up to 10,000 Ghc.

The old lady then told the teller that she wanted to withdraw 10,000Ghc from her account.

The teller did so quickly and handed it to the old lady respectfully.

The old lady kept 10Ghc in her bag and asked the teller to deposit the balance of 9,990Ghc back into her account.

The teller was dumbfounded.

Rules are inflexible but we humans can be flexible when the situation requires us to be.

We should not treat people based on their looks or how they are dressed.

Rather, we should treat everyone with respect. And never be too quick to judge a book by its cover.



Thank you Lord for always giving me an opportunity to love and respect people I meet, I pray and ask for patience to continue in love, in Jesus’ name, Amen.