There was a story in the newspaper some time ago about a burglar in Gastonia, NC, who broke into an apartment where he washed all the dirty dishes, mopped the kitchen floor, scrubbed the bathtubs and rearranged all of the furniture very neatly. (Some of you might want to leave your door unlocked so he can get into your house.) But all of those good things came to nothing when he walked out with the stereo equipment, TV, jewelry and everything else of value that he could carry. All the good that he did was quickly forgotten because of the bad that he did later.
From James May’s Sermon: The Lion’s Den