Your Inside Matters! - A Must Read Story

There was a man who made his living selling balloons at a fair. He had balloons of many different colors,red,yellow,blue,green... Whenever business was slow, he would release a helium filled balloon into the air. When the children saw the balloon go up, they all wanted one. They would come up to him, buy a balloon and his sales would go up. All day, he continued to release a balloon, whenever the sales slowed down.

One day, the balloon man felt someone tugging at his jacket. He turned around and a little boy asked , "If you release a brown balloon, would that also fly?" Moved by the boy's concern, the man replied gently, "Son, it is not the color of the balloon, it is what's inside that makes it go up."

When Jesus was talking to Pharisees in Matthew 23:26-28 " You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also. 27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. 28 So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. "