Columbia, SC — “There, but for the grace of God, go I.” I have said this to many people over the years. I must also look in the mirror and say it to myself, loud and clear. I have witnessed many unfortunate things happen to others in my 54 years, instances in which I realized I had a better job, more money, better health and so on.
I would rather forget much that I remember. I guess God, or whatever you believe in, allows us to remember these things so that perhaps a majority of people can say, “I could have it much worse.”
Many of us have good jobs, but our human nature leads us to want better. Many of us have more than enough to eat, but we might envy those who have better quality and variety. Speaking of variety, many are blessed with a good monogamous marriage, but many believe that multiple relationships are the key to a satisfied life. Many have more than enough money, but we are somewhat afraid to part with savings in order to be ready for the proverbial rainy day.
Are we guiltless in these matters? If not, how can we change for the betterment of others?
Timothy Monroe Bledsoe