refuse a man for water

 mario (@mario82) 10 years, 6 months ago

Did you ever meet a spirit that has found you in order to test you?

did you pass, or fail?

one time at work, this guy walked in..I knew him..he always walked by the pizza shop..you notice things when you are immersed in a new culture as it was..I thought of him as a drunken vagrant..and his mind seemed to me not right..I looked down upon them..One day out of breathe he came inside..he had never done before..Well he asked for a glass of water..And I under more stress than usual that day.. yelled at him and refused him for water..and never saw him again..After that I knew I did wrong, and thought..and still do think..That it was a test and I failed… It will always stay with me.. when a spirit test’s you make sure you pass the test.

April 20, 2011 at 7:15 pm
daveb (119) (@daveb) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

@mario I am glad to know that other people think about things like that long after the moment has passed, it helps me avoid making the same mistake twice. I turned around to pick up a hitchhiker a few weeks back. I did drive by him the first time so I’ve still got work to do.

I don’t give money to every single person that stops me on the street but I am kind of a softie so I give to everybody that’s playing music (however bad) or is doing anything else creative. One of my favorites was a streetdude in Pittsburgh with a little sculpture made out of trash and a sign that said “struggling artist please help”.

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Kayne Wong (4) (@kayne) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

I used to think that way but it’s impossible to live if you see them everywhere. Better to think of your whole life as a big test, and maybe you got a question wrong. But thats no reason to feel badly, because everyone makes a mistake or two.

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Joe (3) (@phreqe) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Be that its a spirit or angels depending on your faith and religion if any. i have many stories and times where i was helpful and passed the test magnificently, but only one sticks out every time. I have not told any one this, its been locked away in my head for a while now. So this guy was asking for money to help feed his wife and kids at the local 7-11. He asked me and I refuse to acknowledged him and just continue on to my car. A few days later my girl friends mother worked in the ER at the hospital told of how this man, woman and their baby came in and were in horrid condition. Their baby was so dehydrated and really didn’t think he would live through out the night. From that point on I try not to turn away from some one in need, be that its some change or helping someone on the side of the road change a tire. I was so ashamed that I visited them, but they had been flown to an other hospital. I know this was not all my fault, their were others too that refuse to help, but i could have been that one that made the difference.

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mario (12) (@mario82) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Joe, thanks for sharing that with us..It’s important for us all to learn how to have compassion. And
things like that teach us

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