You can try to solve the world’s problems. You will fail. Or you can try to solve your own problems. You might succeed.
By Steven T. Abell
[Snip] During this particular long, dark winter, yet another blizzard arrives, not the last you expect in the months to come before the weather changes. And on this night, there is a knock on the door. The person standing there, half frozen and hoping for your hospitality, is a noxious neighbor who has repeatedly proven himself to be no friend. He was traveling and was caught out, still miles from home. His horses are dead, he is wet to the skin, and visibility is nearing zero.
Will your life be better if you turn him away and he perishes in the snow? To put a blunt point on it: it probably will. Can he make it home alive if you don’t take him in? Probably not. Perhaps even certainly not. If you don’t take him in, someone will find his frozen corpse in a snowdrift two or three months from now.
What do you do?