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My Mom sent me the funniest joke the other day. It's about a mega-corporation who hires a slick new CEO to be the hatchet man; you know, to come in and clean house.
On his first day at the company, the new top dog goes into a room full of workers where a man is leaning against a wall and, wanting to make an example of him (and flex his muscle) in front of a big audience, he barks at the stander, "How much money do you make a week?"
Startled, the young man says, "I make $400 a week. Why?" Joe Tough Guy CEO hands him $1,600 cash and says, "Here's four weeks' pay, now GET OUT and don't come back." The CEO then smugly surveys the room asks what the newly-fired slacker did there? “He was the pizza delivery guy," an employee said from across the room."
We all know this individual, right? The one who makes snap judgments based on appearances or half-truths or incomplete data. The dude who "shoots firsts and asks questions later" because it's "better to beg forgiveness than ask permission." Someone who is entirely unencumbered by knowledge or facts, as my day boss always says.
#ShortSighted #BadIdea #KnowledgeBeforeAction
I may not know a whole lot, my friends, but I do know it's always better to reserve judgement until you have all the hard evidence in your hands, period. Heck, sometimes even then, things aren't always necessarily as they appear.
Be careful pointing fingers at the other humans, yo. If you're not, it may not be a trendy new style of pizza that winds up topped with an egg --- could be your face instead, Capsice?
Remember, he who shoots first and asks questions later usually winds up in the ER with a self-induced foot wound, ya dig? Just sayin'.
Ps 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30 R. (1ab) Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord! Though princes meet and talk against me, your servant meditates on your statutes. Yes, your decrees are my delight; they are my counselors. I declared my ways, and you answered me; teach me your statutes. Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous deeds. Remove from me the way of falsehood, and favor me with your law. The way of truth I have chosen; I have set your ordinances before me. Alleluia Mt 4:4b R. Alleluia, alleluia. One does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.