"When You Thought I Wasn't Looking" - by Rev. Weldon Bares


I came across something the other day that really spoke to me. It goes like this:

“When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I wanted to paint another one.


“When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.


“When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I knew that little things mattered.


“When you thought I wasn’t looking, I heard you say a prayer, and I believed there is a God I could always talk to.


“When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it’s all right to cry.


“When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw that you cared, and wanted me to be everything that I could be.


“When you thought I wasn’t looking, I looked, and wanted to say thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn’t looking.”


Somebody once said, “Preach . . . and when necessary, use words.” Our actions teach a lot more than our words.


E. Stanley Jones, the famous Methodist missionary to India, wrote this: "We are the first Bibles people read. If they like the sample, they go on to the real thing."