What would you do??
Let me tell you a little story.
Early Sunday morning 7am to be exact my mother came to my house to see if I was ready for church, I was not. Anyway when I said I wasn’t she turned to leave and then stopped and said, “By the way your neighbor is parked in front of your house, did he ask you??” I said, “NO!”
So not only was I awakened by an insistent doorbell at 7 am, I had some jerk parked in my spot! As you can tell I was not happy!
But let me explain. Where I live you have your own parking slots in front of your apartment. EVERY apartment has a minimum of two slots and some apartments have three slots. But the point is EVERY apartment has at least two slots, so why is this jerk parking in my slots?? Oh did I mention that he sells cars and just parks them where ever he feels like parking them.
What would you do??
The New Yorker in me wanted to slash his darn tires!
The Brooklyn in me wanted to bust the windows out of his car!
The B—h in me wanted to have the car towed and laugh as I watched it happen!
But alas, the CHRIST in me would not let any of that happen.
What would you do?
So, I went back inside got a sheet of paper out of my printer, got a marker and wrote dude a nice little note. It said, “DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR HERE! Thank You.” I went back outside, at 7:15 am, in my pajamas, and put the note on his windshield. Then I went back inside, and got back in my bed.
When I got up later and checked outside the car was gone. Yes I scanned the ground in front of the door to make sure that the jerk did not throw the note on the ground in front of my house! Lucky for him there was no paper down there!
All dude had to do was ASK!! My slots are usually empty overnight so if he would have shown me the respect and decency of asking it would have been an entirely different scenario!
Where is respect for other people’s property?
Where is the respect one for another?
Where is the common decency and neighborly love in today’s society?
Exodus 20:17 “You shall not covet your neighbor‘s house. You shall not covet your neighbor‘s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
This verse also covers your neighbors parking slots!!
In the book of Matthew and in the book of Mark we are told to “Love your neighbor as yourself”!