By Donald Grey Barnhouse
Several years ago, musicians noted that errand boys in a certain part of London all whistled out of tune as they went about their work. It was talked about and someone suggested that it was because the bells of Westminster were slightly out of tune. Something had gone wrong with the chimes and they were discordant. The boys did not know there was anything wrong with the peals, and quite unconsciously they had copied them.
So you will tend to copy the people you are most with; you will borrow your thoughts from the books you read and the programs you listen to, almost without knowing it. God has given us His Word, never out of tune, to set the standard for our song. Here is the absolute pitch of life and living. If we learn to sing by it, we shall easily detect the false in all of the music of the world.
 “Let Me Illustrate” by Donald Grey Barnhouse, p.305, 1967 by Fleming H. Revell, a division of Baker Book House Company, Grand Rapids, MI
I would like to thank Pearl, whose former blog Be Thus Minded is full of little jewels like this.