By God's grace, I am a caring person. It is part of who I choose to be. I care about little things. I admit that I am emotionally sensitive. I get my feelings hurt easily. I have had numerous people throughout my life tell me to “grow thicker skin,” but I like my skin just as it is. No thank you, I am not going to become thick-skinned like the heathen world, uncaring, calloused and cold-hearted toward the things and people around me. When I go shopping, I always return my own cart. If I see someone else's cart left in the parking lot, I grab theirs too, and return them to their proper place. I care about stray dogs, and I feed them with my own food. I care. I am not a perfect person, quite the opposite, but I want to be someday when the Lord rids me of this troublesome flesh.
I was driving the other day, and was disgusted watching the woman driving in front of me, tossing her garbage out the window, a little at a time. People are so wicked! I like the saying, “There cometh one after you!” When you toss litter on the ground, somebody else has to pick that up! When you leave your cart outside the store in the parking lot, someone else has to come get it. When you don't clean up the toilet after use, someone else has to clean it up for you! I am appalled at how many men don't lift the toilet seat and make a mess for others to have to clean up. It is selfish wickedness! At a minimum it shows very poor manners and a lack of refinement. Let not such awful things be said of any Christian!
I brought my malfunctioning computer to a local repair store. They charged me $25 to diagnose my system. No one bothered to call me. So I called 4 or 5 times over the next 2 weeks. No one ever worked on it, so they claim. When I asked the young men working there, and one older toothless manager, they said the technician was just lazy. I have learned not to argue with people. I told them to keep the money, I just wanted my broken system back. As I was ready to leave with my malfunctioning system (there was no video), the toothless manager decided to be a nice guy, and asked the young Smart-Alec to look at it real quick. This is 2 weeks after they did nothing to even look at it. In 10 minutes he diagnosed that the RAM went bad. So I paid $125 for 4 GB of new DDR3 RAM. I was happy, despite their horrible mistreatment. So I asked how much money and the young man was reluctant to take it, so I laid $20 on the counter anyway, insisting that someone take it, because I am an honest man, and I wanted to pay them something. I care!
They treated me badly, but I wanted to do right by them anyway. I would never recommend their computer store, nor would I ever go back, but I did right while I was there. I always want to do the right thing, wherever I am at. When I got home, I realized that one of my secondary hardrives was now the primary, and the SSD (Solid State Drive), which used to be my primary, isn't even operative anymore. They did something to mess up my computer. Did they do it to be malicious? I still believe that someone was holding a grudge against me at the store, and deliberately did me wrong, but since I cannot prove it, I let it go into God's hands for judgment. I do that often, either because I cannot prove something, or else because there is nothing I can do. I marvel at how many trillions of evil things God must one day judge, but then I stop and consider the zillions of stars, and remember that God calls them all by their own name (Psalms 147:4).
David J. Stewart, Jesus is Savior 15 Comments
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