Faith in mankind renewed

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As a veteran living in a world where doing something nice for your fellow man is almost forgotten, I was shocked when I pulled into the Circle K on S.C. Highway 28 recently. A man approached me and offered to put gas in my car for free. I came to learn that a church group was to be credited with the charity.

Thanks again to the people, for the gas and the renewed faith in mankind.

Robert H. Ressler

Clarks Hill, S.C.

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skeptic griggsy 03/26/12 - 12:35 am
That's our evolved moral

That's our evolved moral sense at work! Human nature can be good, not " sinful."
We all can use better nature-nurture determinants.

peace4784 03/26/12 - 05:55 am
Churches are using that so

Churches are using that so called act of "charity" as a marketing gimmick to boost their membership. It only demonstrates how churches squander money and not use it for which it was intended, to help the needy, not the greedy. It's one thing if the letter writer was without gas and did not have money to buy gas. I suppose all of the church members are debt free and they have money to freely give away to every Tom, Dick, and Harry who comes along. I truly doubt it. Like most Americans, most of the church members are buried in debt. Therefore, to be out giving away money in order to lure in more members is foolish. Sure, on the surface it seems like a loving act. But, God looks at the motive. Is it bait or is it a gift without a string and hook attached to it? The good samaritan in the bible helped a neighbor who was in real need. The good samaritan was not trying to promote himself or trying to lure his neighbor into following him to some function. What's the difference in this church and a restaurant or grocery store handing out coupons for some free product or service trying to lure customers to their place of business? However, only a spiritual person would have the capacity to understand the point I am trying to make. Enjoy your " free" gas. Remember, mankind has not changed. Put your faith in God, not mankind. Mankind is why the gas prices and the cost of surviving keeps rising. God sends the sun and rain on the evil and the good.

crkgrdn 03/26/12 - 06:47 pm
Good will often shocks us

Good will often shocks us today, but I've found that there is a lot of it and people who are willing to provide it. That good will continues to be part of the beautiful fabric that is the United States is in and of itself reassuring. Those who don't understand this are in for a shock in November.

AutumnLeaves 03/26/12 - 10:33 pm
I'm wondering if you're the

I'm wondering if you're the Robert Ressler that used to go to Post 205 American Legion back in the mid-80's. If so, glad to know you're still around. Wondered how you were doing. Good to read you had such a positive experience and shared it.

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