It is true that God works in mysterious ways. However, some of the holiest things should be kept to ourselves. There is such a thing as sharing too much information. Here is a news stories that perhaps should have stayed private.
An Anderson, South Carolina, couple sees an image that they believe is Jesus on their Wal-Mart receipt. After making a purchase, the couple dropped the receipt on the floor. Several days later, Jacob Simmons saw that the receipt had changed; and he believed that the image that appeared was Jesus.
Several websites, including BeliefNet, show like-minded images of Jesus. Everything from stains on rocks to fudge syrup on ice cream display images that people attribute to holy icons.
My wise friend, Wylene, told me that a teacher she greatly respected taught there are some things which are so holy that they should not be shared. The question should be: Will this bring ridicule to Christ, if I share it?
For years, I thought that to be open, you needed to share everything. However, once I was published and began speaking to large groups, I became more selective. Most teachers, preachers and public speakers must learn how much to share about their personal lives. The bottom line for me is: Don’t embarrass The Reader by sharing too much information. Because I don’t want to embarrass them, I’m extremely selective regarding what I share about my family. I must also be cautious about sharing my private relationship and interaction with the Lord.
I believe that this receipt is truly important to the South Carolina couple. They are convinced that the Lord has given them a precious gift. Yet, others may laugh and ridicule their holy event. Therefore, I believe that releasing it to the news is TMI.