LAW, a safeguard
One winter a resort in Breckenridge, Colorado, posted signs instructing skiers to keep off a certain slope. The signs, large
and distinct, said, "DANGER! OUT OF BOUNDS!" In spite of the warnings, however, several skiers went into the area. The
result? A half-mile-wide avalanche buried four of the trespassers beneath tons of snow and rock. This tragedy never
would have happened if the signs had been heeded.
Daily Bread, September 10, 1990.
A husband and wife didn't really love each other. The man was very demanding, so much so that he prepared a list of rules and
regulations for his wife to follow. He insisted that she read them over every day and obey them to the letter. Among other
things, his "do's and don'ts" indicated such details as what time she had to get up in the morning, when his breakfast should be
served, and how the housework should be done. After several long years, the husband died.
As time passed, the woman fell in love with another man, one who dearly loved her. Soon they were
married. This husband did everything he could to make his new wife happy, continually showering her with tokens of his
appreciation. One day as when was cleaning house, she found tucked away in a drawer the list of commands her first husband
had drawn up for her. As she looked it over, it dawned on her that even though her present husband hadn't given her any kind of
list, she was doing everything her first husband's list required anyway. She realized she was so devoted to this man that her
deepest desire was to please him out of love, not obligation.