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Curb Alert

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June 01, 2023 | NATIONAL Didymus McHugh, Correspondent

In the area that I live, people put things they don't want out on the curb for the garbage man to take and put in the packers and destroy the items and haul them away. There are so many times when the items on the curb are perfectly good and useful, other times they need a little repair but are still good. I had one town official tell me that as soon as the items are on the curb, the ownership transfers to the town.

I think of how many times someone buys something new and just throws out the old item because it is not the latest and greatest. Do we really always need the latest and greatest? I know some people laughed that I had a tube television. It may not be as fancy as the flat screen but mine lasted longer than theirs. I may have a flip phone but it makes and receives calls and when I drop it the screen does not break. Never does not always mean better. I remember my old vehicles that could be worked on in the driveway and we did not need all computers. Now there are electric cars that I would hate to see the certification you need to repair the thing. And someone messed up the made a Mustang electric and then made it a SUV and if you want to hear the roar of the engine, you hit a button to play the soundtrack?

There are so many people that are sitting on the curb. We put ourselves there. Other people put people there. People may have a challenge with new things that change so fast or they are not treated as worthy as other people. Many times we beat ourselves up or look down on someone else. Do we really deserve to be there? NO!

We need to look through ourselves through God's eyes.

I think of some people who have taken their lives. It hurts me to think that they thought that they may not have had any other options. Those people are still loved by so many people and by their Creator. Have you ever spent time building something and had so much joy because you invested so much time, energy, talent and love? God invested so much when He created you, and the person sitting beside you and the people that you pass on the streets.

Are we perfect? No. As soon as you say you are perfect then you are boasting with pride which is a defect. But that's ok, we are forgiven.

Please pray for those who may feel that they are at the end of their rope. Pray for the families and friends of those around the person, to encourage and be used by God to say just the right thing to them.

Look at the people who put themselves on the curb. Lift them up. Recycle them.

Stay safe,

Didymus McHugh

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