Do Unto Others: Greed vs. Character

You’ve likely had the experience of finding a valuable item that did not belong to you. Opposing thoughts go through your mind and they start to battle each other… Your good character tells you to look for the rightful owner, while your greed starts to chant, “Finders keepers losers weepers!” (Of course that’s a saying we learned from the mean kid in the neighborhood when we were seven years old…)

Occasionally these kinds of stories make it to the evening news. After all the reports of war, the bad economy and the latest disease outbreak, they wrap up the newscast with a heart-warming story. Hopefully this is to remind us that most people are good, and if given the chance, would do the right thing.

You’ve seen them: the lost wallet (with thousands in cash) returned to its rightful owner, or the stolen bicycle that was found, repaired by volunteers and returned to the once-crying-but-now-gleaming child.

We’re reminded in Luke 6:31, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

Human Kind recently featured such a story that will make you smile. The finder did get to “keep” and the loser now “weeps” tears of joy. Enjoy the video below, and remember to ALWAYS do the RIGHT thing.