Thursday, February 22, 2007

Single person's fear

There's the old saying: If a tree falls in the forest, and no one hears it, did it fall?
Well, one of a single person's greatest fears is hurting yourself severely or dying and no one noticing. Recently, that happened to an older gentleman living in New Hampshire. Click on the headline above for one of the first stories.
Matthew 22:30 tells us of the second greatest commandment: Love your neighbor as yourself.
What a comment on his neighbors?
He wasn't found for a year ... I'm wondering how his power stayed on ... if he had family ...? All kinds of questions come to mind.
Please don't get so caught up within your own stuff that you don't realize what is going on around you.

Here is an updated story about the deceased man.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One key thing is to stay involved in your community and life. Once I thought abut this and realized, my bosses would wonder why I didn't show up at work, my friends would wonder where I was, and I would definitely be hearing from the church folks on "where were you this Sunday?" I doubt there would be even a 24 hour turnaround time if I were a missing person.

You are right that we should keep an eye out for others though. Those who may not have as many people watching out for them on a daily basis.