Recently I saw a man walking back and forth in a parking lot hoping to catch a ride. I am going to call him “Bob”. Bob asked me if I was headed towards a specific area and I told him no. There were a number of reasons why I should not take on this passenger: he had been drinking, the area was out of my way and he was a stranger to me. I should probably also mention his general appearance left a little to be desired. Before I got to my vehicle the inner voice was compelling me to turn around and give the man a lift.
On our way Bob proceeded to tell me his life story: I am not sure if this was driven by the alcohol or a desire to share his plight with someone who would listen. I heard about the drinking problems, paying alimony for children born out of wedlock and seeing/dating a woman married to another man. Satan had taken Bob down a road so far that the only possible outcome appeared to be more pain. Read the rest of this entry »