Plea is an appeal to chose the higher good. Life is a continuous journey filled with choices that give the opportunity for blessing or hurt. Plea is written to encourage the better part.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
A CURE FOR AMERICA
I was just sitting down at my booth close to the Chic-Fa-La counter Tuesday at noon when I saw a young adult walk up to the manager. It happened quickly and I was surprised that I could overhear their conversation.
The young man said, "I was in here this morning to eat breakfast and the cashier made a mistake and gave me too much change back. Here is the money she gave me." He gave the manager some bills and then turned and walked out of Chic-Fa-La.
I sat there taken back and thrilled at what I had just heard. We live in a time of greed and too many wouldn't ever think of returning money that wasn't their own like this young man did.
When I was in college I worked as a cashier in a grocery store, and I cashed a check and gave too much money to a customer. I am convinced that that customer knew that I had given way too much money to them by mistake. They pocketed the money, and I had to make up the difference for my mistake out of my own pocket.
All one has to do to see the impact of greed in America is to watch the evening news and see billions and billions of dollars that have been squandered through ill gained windfalls. Yesterday, two of the new Presidents appointments withdrew their nominations to high level positions due to greed and not paying their taxes. This is all to typical of how America has been living. Now America is reaping a whirlwind of terribly sown seeds.
I would like to think that young man in Chic-Fa-La was a christian. He looked like one, and he acted like a christian should act.
Don't you think America would have a quicker turn-a-round if we all acted like that young man at Chic-Fa-La did ?
Now what is the name of that rule that would cure America?
It is the Golden Rule--do to others as you would have them do to you.
Welcome to Plea. This is my feeble attempt to share faith, hope, and love and to encourage better life choices for eternal good and blessing. I am a husband, father, minister, writer with a desire to point people to the higher good.
My personal journey has not always been an easy one, but God has been faithful to walk with me every step of the way.
My pleas is that you will read and be inspired to choose the higher good in life.