A Friday unlike any other

For those who believe …

Would you sell your soul for a few pieces of gold and silver, even if you thought you were doing the right thing?

Good Friday

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Would you stand in judgment as an “ordinary person” and look down upon another “ordinary person,” thinking that you have so much more to offer in this life than them, when you really have no idea what’s inside the heart of that other “ordinary person?”

Would you do all that you can to lift the burdens off of someone who is troubled in any way?  Or would you say that they’re “on their own,” that they need to figure out their problems on their own in order to “strengthen” them?

Would you lend an ear to them?  Would you stop and get to know them and show that you truly care about them?  Or would you rush past them because doing anything else would make you feel too “uncomfortable?”

If someone were hungry and had nothing to eat and no way to buy it, would your first reaction toward them be to advise them to “get a job?”

If someone were without shelter, would you do all that you can to help them find some?

When you see someone with only tattered clothing on their backs, and you had better clothing just sitting around not being used, would you offer it to them?

In your daily journey through life, do you spend more time striving to lift others up, or do you spend more time tearing others down?

We all share this same Earth, so do you consider your daily walk a union of feelings, interests, plans, and destiny?  Do you share many of the same trials, and can each of us inherit the same blessings?  Or do you even ponder those things?

Do our answers to these questions point toward a more “selfish” side, or toward a more “giving and caring” side?

If we aren’t as giving and caring as we can possibly be, what lessons have been learned through all these years?  Or have we really learned nothing at all?

Just some things to chew on as we enter this weekend.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  I will have a special two-part series this Easter weekend, Saturday and Sunday, that should be of interest to those who “believe.”  Please be sure to “stay tuned.”

Copyright 2012, Daddysangbassdude Media

About A View From The Middle (Class)

Hi, my name's John. I've thought about this blogging stuff for a number of years now. I got into it for real on November 10, 2011, after suddenly losing my job in late October that year. I've been blogging ever since, and I kept it up on a daily basis over a period of a year and four months of being unemployed or under-employed, to try and paint a picture of what being jobless with a family to support can be like. Finally, on February 28, 2013, I got a better job that put us back into the "middle class." But then that job went away, and I took a job as a transit bus driver that put us more in a lower income bracket. Now, I want to blog again on a more regular basis to tell of the kinds of struggles people like us go through as we work toward something better. Who knows, maybe I can actually turn this blogging stuff into a way to earn a living someday! If you go to my blog at https://viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com/ and click on my About page, it'll tell you a lot about me -- maybe more than you ever wanted to know. I'm just your average, laid-back guy who's GOING TO MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD, despite all the roadblocks thrown in the way. I also launched a "niche" blog on music at http://thecrossovermusicchannel.blogspot.com/ that I'm very excited about because of the popularity of music playlist articles here. Also, check out and "Like" this blog's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/daddysangbassdude2 for instant updates. Look forward to seeing y'all around!
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2 Responses to A Friday unlike any other

  1. S Eve Jaskot says:

    Thanks John & I forgot how beautiful, “He Aint’s Heavy” is.

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