reply to post by Totalstranger
really? well I believe that there is no one more important than me. And I'd expect everyone else would feel the same about themselves.
Sorry TS, but I don't feel the same way you do! I worry more about my fellow man than I do myself. My wife told me a long time ago that I was too
forgiving, and too generous! Well, after 16 years of marriage, she now understands why I am the way I am, and she's just as big a forgiver and giver
She and I have fed many a stranger sitting at a truckstop or beside the road, given money to folks who needed it, and have loved every minute of it!
TS, if I see you're hungry, you can sit at my supper table, if I see you're brokedown, I'll get ya to the nearest service station, and if I am
standing behind you at the grocery store and you're short on money to pay for whatever it is you bought, I'll be more than happy to pay the
That's just the type of person I am. I am not looking for slaps on the back, and for others to praise me for my works, for if that's what I was
doing it all for, then I am a very, very lost soul!
There ain't anybody I know of who has had it any rougher than I have. I have been homeless, broke, sick, and hungry! I have slept in ditches beside
of the road, in the woods, in the back of my truck, and have even eaten outta garbage cans, but I am still here, for the lord has always provided for
I was pronounced dead twice at the Indiana University Hosiptal back in 1995 after a very pro-longed surgery for some very serious cancerous tumors
because the local hospitals where I live here in virgina said that they could not perform the surgeries due to lack of facilities!
I am 5-time cancer survivor, and have according to my cardiologist have also survived 2 heart attacks! So yes, God has kept me here for a reason, and
I will always believe that the reason he has is because he knows what is inside my heart!
At the end of the day, we all have to look ourselves in the mirror and come to grips with who and what we are. To think that any of us are more
important than our neighbor speaks volumes about us as not just a person, but as a human race.
Jesus walked this earth preaching God's word, and died for all of "our" sins! Now, does it look like Jesus was worried about himself, and that he
was always #1? No he didn't.
One day, all of us will meet our creator. The athiets, agnostics, the believers and non-belivers, the bible says that is a certainty. So, how do you
want Jesus to greet you? Will you want him to say, hello TS, I wish I could let ya go on in and walk the streets of glory, but you wasted your life
worrying about nobody but yourself, or would you want to hear: Hello brother TS, welcome to heaven! I have been anxiously awaiting your arrival!
Then Jesus gives you a big ole hug and says: Well done brother TS, and then hands you your white robe and crown! Then we all, (myself included) cry
out in joy that another brother has defeated the grips of satan! AMEN!!