He Fooled Himself with a Broken Vase

The story is told of a young actor who was trying to
impress an important movie director. The actor wanted to
send an expensive gift, but he didn't have the money, but
he had an idea. If he could find a valuable vase which was
already broken and get it at a very small cost, then he
could mail it to the director. He would think it had gotten
broken in the mail and would be impressed anyway.

So this actor went to an exclusive store and found a vase
that had been broken into many pieces. It was just going to
be thrown out, so he was able to get it at a very small cost.
He told them to wrap it up and send it and gave them the
address. He waited to hear from the director, but heard
nothing for several days. Finally he sent a telegram: "Did
vase arrive?" Shortly he received this response: "Vase
arrived. But why was each piece wrapped separately?"

As Abraham Lincoln said, "You may fool all the people some
of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the
time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time."

But with God we can never fool him any of the time. "Be sure
your sins will find you out"—mine too!