The Tables Can Turn

Those of us who are privileged, successful, in power, or who feel righteous must be careful how we use our advantage to treat others. An unknown sage cautions: “When a bird is alive, it eats ants. But when the bird is dead, ants eat the bird. One tree makes a million matchsticks. But only one matchstick is needed to burn a million trees. Circumstances can change at any time. So don’t devalue or hurt anyone in life.” Because tables can turn, the apostle Paul counsels: “Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall…. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself” (1 Corinthians 10:12; Galatians 6:2, 3).—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim


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