Maybe now I understand why there are not so many good Samaritans out there. I was trying to reflect how easily I have judge people...why people would have second thought in doing what is proper when it should be automatic?
Some even turn the other way and intentionally avoid a person having difficulty. I don't blame them...
Before me and my wife decided to adopt an abandoned Mother and her 2 years old son, there were some hesitations on our part. It's not that we don't want to help but the fear of helping...the fear of trusting. Yet, our heart was heavily burden so we asked God for guidance.
Where are the Good Samaritans?
Letting a total stranger into your house had been proven fatal to some. There were many cases of robbery and even murder committed by the same people whom the owner of the house trusted and let inside their home.
Just a couple of days ago, a woman went to a police station to report a house maid who kidnapped her daughter...I also recall, An old man was killed by his own nephew whom he had given shelter, educations, and everything...Scam and hoaxes are not isolated cases where we had totally given our trust to someone...
Helping a stranger is like feeding a snake unmindful about the danger of the venom...
It's not the first time that we had sort of adopt people inside our humble home. Mostly had been only headache...but nonetheless, me and my wife had this soft spot...who would help if we don't? That was our unwritten advocacy even if we don't have a big house for accommodation...even if we are just making both ends meet. People just come and go, some had been bless in their own lives, a family of their own and are now living a prosperous life that sometimes help us too.
This time we had a mother and a son in our house. She had been sort of an acquaintance of my wife--she met sometime ago who regularly buy from us our baked Empanada. It so happened that her husband had abandoned them running away with another woman. How can a man be that irresponsible?! It made me really mad...Anyway, she had no relatives here, she's from Mindanao and unemployed...Nothing to pay for the house they are renting. She can't find a job either because no one will take care of her child plus it would be hard for her to be hired because she had trouble walking. It seems the end of the road for her.
Last week Bella told me, that she saw her with the child walking aimlessly on the road carrying some scrap materials. She told my wife that she's going to a nearby junk shop to sell some of their things, "For our dinner..." she explained.
My heart was broken so I told Bella this: "Okay, you can bring them here..."
So are we just going to close our eyes when we see the opportunity to help others?