Use Wisdom in Loving Neighbors
A kind, compassionate man thought he was showing love, but his actions ended up bringing much hurt to his neighbor and to himself. The neighbor had poured out a story of financial woes and claimed that if he could get someone to co-sign for a loan, all of his financial troubles would be over. He was persuasive and persistent, and finally the kind man agreed to co-sign for the note. However, years later his kindness was “repaid” with an urgent call from the bank demanding immediate payment of $700,000! Instead of alleviating the financial pressures, this additional loan had simply enabled the neighbor to mismanage even greater sums of money.