It’s a given that when one purchases goods or services, it should be with the intention of paying for them in full. If one has no intention of paying for what they purchase, or if one is too lazy to work to pay his or her bills, they do not deserve to retain possession of such items or such service. If a person doesn’t maintain good faith, and they refuse to return what they should return, there are outside agencies that will step in to take repossession. However, how low are some willing to go to regain that possession? Is it, or should it be, without mercy in all situations? Should there be no compassion at all?
Mr. Repo – How Low Will You Go?
After the second world war, some Nazi soldiers were put on trial for outrageous treatment of persons who didn’t even put on a uniform to fight. Torture and cruel “medical experimentation” was carried out on unwilling and un-anesthetized victims. These soldiers claimed they were merely following orders. They were doing what their job description required of them. As we know, the decision at Nuremberg was that one has a higher superior, that of conscience and human decency, that they should obey. Few reasonably-minded people would disagree with that decision.
My Encounter with a Lowly One
I am a Bible instructor. I do not merely convey cold facts. I attempt to teach with heartfelt compassion-to impart hope to those who are undergoing very difficult times, pointing out something better that will come in the near future-God’s promise to bring peace and freedom from pain and death. One woman I am calling on is suffering that terrifyingly fatal disease, lung cancer. Life is unbearably hard for her. She suffers much. If she dies, she will leave a teenage son behind to pick up the pieces. She needs love and Bible truth. Attempting to visit her the other day, I saw a man wearing a leather jacket and a “dew rag” who looked rather like a criminal, standing near her apartment, looking round.
Desired to Continue Working
When this woman’s employer found out she had cancer, she was sent home despite her pleading to be allowed to continue working, since she was so much in need. They refused her request. She had very little to help her meet the needs of her family. When this heartless refusal took place, she knew she would face extreme hardship. How would she meet her expenses and those of her son? In this job market, what could she do? Undergoing chemotherapy treatments, the woman has no energy and feels nauseated much of the time.
I have little doubt you have recognized the man with the dew rag came to find the woman’s tiny car so he can snatch it away from her. Let us remember, though, Mr. Repo is only doing what his job calls for. He’s an honest working man. It’s a terrible crime to not make payments on a loan. He must make an example of the woman so other people won’t follow a life of crime. It’s not his fault. I feel like crying for the woman. I will continue to call on her and try to pick up the pieces…