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Get the problem fixed and move on with life

By Gary Dorn - Chaplain Heart of America Medical Center | Oct 3, 2020

We all know to CALL BEFORE YOU DIG! And I can dig that, but seriously when it’s late on a Saturday and you just need one little hole in this huge backyard – what are the chances it is going to go bad? If more logic was needed – from the LP tank to the house is pretty much a straight shot south – so “obviously” the line would not go west from there – underneath the biggest tree in the yard. So you dig – and ding – might have struck gold? Oh no wait its copper!

Just a dent — no gas odors — look around to see who is watching. Could just bury this disaster and move over a foot and nobody would know, but then again maybe a house would blow up next door and that would be a disaster. Monday morning call to the supplier — person answers — listens politely and says: “oh my let me transfer you.” Second person wasn’t all that warm and fuzzy, but I was able to regain some pride when asked if I had turned the valve off at the tank? Duh – it’s not leaking! The field technician had a much better sense of humor. After accessing the situation he called and said: “this is going to cost you thousands and thousands of dollars, because I don’t like digging in the dirt!” We made a plan, I dug the line out from the “ouch” back to the tank and all he had to do was put in a union and run 10 feet of new tubing.

We all make mistakes, but rather than try to bury them hoping they go away — it is better to confess to our God, spouse or co-worker — get the problem fixed and move on with life. Or as the author of Proverbs 28:13 so eloquently states – He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. And I am a big fan of mercy, but now the question is — what in your past was buried that would heal with a little bit of SON shine?

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