Friday, May 16, 2014

How can someone else pay your debts?


There was once a man who owned a big sum of money. 

It was more than all he had. 

He had a mortgage on his house, a big debt in the bank and not five cents on his name.
 
He sold his car, worked as hard as he could. 

But he could not pay his debt. 

So he went to his debtor and begged for forgiveness, or at least for an extension to his loan.
 
The man to whom he owned the big sum of money to told him that he could not forgive anyone's debt. 

What would the world come to if we would just forgive the debts? 

Other people work hard to pay they debts and it would be unfair for them if I would just forgive yours. 

I know it's hard and I'm really sorry but I need to take you your house and you'll still owe me a pretty large sum of money. 

I recommend you work hard and find a way to pay it all, or you know what will happen.
 
The man went to his home and burst into tears. 

Where would his family live? 

What would they eat when all his salary went to just pay the monthly payments?
 
He had a very good friend who was not very rich man either but he did not have any debt. 

This friend went and sold his house. 

The money was just enough to pay the rest of the money the other man owned after he sold his own house.
 
When the man asked his friend why would he pay other man's debt, even if they were good friends? 

His friend answered him, because everyone deserves to be free.

How can I live here knowing that you have no place to go?

How can my wife live in peace and know that your wife is on the street?

How can my children keep going to the school and be happy, knowing that their friends might not have food to eat tonight?

I may not have much but I had enough to make sure that neither of us needs to die because of a debt.

16 comments:

  1. Great post!!! Having debt, and sometimes just getting by, is a huge amount of stress.

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  2. I love this. I just wish that more people would think like this.

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  3. This is so great. Thanks for posting.

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  4. A very heart touching post. We should all be so caring.

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  5. That is an incredibly deep ("everyone deserves to be free") and inspiring post...if only we had more people in the world who felt the same way.

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    1. Thank you, Yona. I'm glad you enjoyed it! And I agree, the world would be a better place if we had more people willing to sacrifice their comodity for others.

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  6. Good parable and I always love your photos! In the 2nd to last photo, who's in the painting behind the lady?

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    1. She is Doloros Cacuango, a Kichwa indigenous woman who fought for their rights. She was never taught to read, so she taught herself. She is an inmensely inspiring person and I actually should do a blogpost about her. Thank you!

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  7. If only! It's a beautiful thought isn't it. I really enjoyed reading this as well as the visual images that went along with it. Thanks for this lovely read.

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  8. Lovely pictures and an inspiring post!

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  9. Spend More Time With Your Children http://www.nightart.org/fundus.
    It does not matter if you work full time or part time. Maybe you stay at home with your children but you are working from home. Even if you stay home with your children, you are busy trying to get everything done. No matter who you are, you probably think that you are not spending enough time with your children. Quality time, that is. There are many ways to spend more time with your children.
    Your children do not need to play every sport or do every extracurricular activity out there. You could spend all of your time running your children from one practice to another. Pick just one or two activities that your children love and stick with them.
    Plan family dinners where everyone sits at the table, eats, and talks about their day.
    Make dinners special so everyone likes to spend time together while eating.
    Let your children help when you are working on things.
    They can help fix dinner, clean, and fix things. Children learn by watching and doing. Chores can turn into time together so that they are much more enjoyable.
    Do things that your children want to do.
    It is hard when the house is a mess but get on the floor and play with your children. Play games that they enjoy. Have a movie night and watch their favorite movie.
    Find things that you enjoy doing together.
    Arts and crafts can be a big hit. NightArt is helping bring parents and children together. You can design a drawing and watch it light up together.
    No one feels like they spend enough time with their children. However, you need to make the most of time spent together, instead of worrying if you are spending enough time together. Find things that you enjoy doing together, like NightArt. Check it out at http://www.nightart.org/fundus. It will bring out the artist in everyone, bringing families together.

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  10. What a great post, Really makes you think. We should all watch out for those less fortunate than ourselves

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  11. that someone else that pay other people's debts has i big heart. it probably hard to believe as to how can someone do such good deed. nice post

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  12. EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE FREE and he who holds another captive is captive himself. I love the message and the lovely pictures of beautiful people!

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