Seriously, This man called the fire Department two times only to find out they were going to let his house burn to the GROUND. All because he did not pay a $75.00 fire fee. You have to watch this video to believe it as I am still sitting here in utter disbelief at the condition of mankind. After you watch let me know what you think.
Sooo What do you think? I am outraged, I can not believe that people could be so heartless. Whatever happened to Love Thy Neighbor?
I wonder if this will change anyone’s view of the situation. I just read that three dogs and 1 cat perished in the fire because it was not put out. Does this change your feelings towards the incident? Why or Why Not?
This Post Has 5 Comments
I sure wish this included the Firemen’s version of the story. I have trouble believing that things are not a bit more complicated than he describes.
Regardless, this is a good reminder to all of us that we can make different decisions as we go about our work. We can choose to love our neighbors by serving them whenever possible–whether they’ve paid our $75 fee or not.
Thanks for coming by, I visited your site as well. I will have to stop by again when I can read more of your work:). At any rate funny you should ask for another side of the story as I just read the following:
(Meaning the way the fee vs. we watch your house burn as acceptable)
Hope to hear from you again! Be Blessed!
Maybe the guy should have paid the money.
The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
21Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?”
22Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
23“Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
26“The servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
28“But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.
29“His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’
30“But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened.
32“Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.
35“This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.”
If we will be satisfied with paying God in advance for rescuing us, from stopping our souls from burning in hell and not changing His mind about us when we beg unless we personally pay Him in advance, then I guess he should have paid. However if ever we feel we would want our debts to be cancelled then we should be a little more focused on the man and not the money! Oh wait not only do we not have to pay Him in advance He sacrificed His only Son to pay for our debts. Maybe they could have let 75.00 go for the moment.
Here is is about MONEY……………………… and the rest of the world wants to be just like us! Sad.