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Daily Devotional – August 15



Part 1 of 3

The bell at the top of the door dinged announcing the arrival of a customer.  It was much to the chagrin of Tommy, the store owner that it proved to be three of Crocetta’s men. 

Dario, the nervous acting one, walked to the back of the store and began stuffing various and sundry boxes, cans and packages into his shirt.  Giacobbe took up a flanking position slightly behind his under-boss, his hand never straying far from the inside of his coat. 

Tommy look fearfully at Demetri as he sat down on the stool next to the counter next to the cash register. 

“Come to collect, Tommy,” his accent was thick, his look bored.  Tommy was not fooled by the exterior calm.  He had seen what this man did to people who didn’t pay. 

“Wanna’ operate another week its time to pay your dues.”

Tommy had no idea where he would get the money to pay the store’s electricity bill, or his family’s mortgage. 

He placed the money in Demetri’s hand.

Tomorrow:  Part 2.


August 15, 2007 - Posted by | Christianity 101, Extortion and Bribery, Tithing


  1. How do you think Jesus and his disciples got money to carry in the bag?

    Comment by Voice of Reason | August 16, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hey Voice,

    Fishing, carpentry, government work, etc…


    Comment by bereans | August 16, 2007 | Reply

  3. What about the baskets after feeding the 5000?

    Comment by Voice of Reason | August 18, 2007 | Reply

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