Saturday, October 06, 2007

What would you do?

A friend of mine was hard at work at a factory in my hometown when he heard a loud crash. He looked up and could see that two trains had just had a head on collision. Without even thinking about it he left the line and ran to the accident to help people off of the trains. The factory is only a quarter mile or so from the accident and many of his co-workers went too. What would you do? When you see a train wreck will you run to help those in need?

How many times have we seen someone having trouble with something and commented that it's like a train wreck, I can't look away? Why? Aren't we the type of people that would help if there's a train wreck? Think back to those situations in your life, when someone needed help, when someone was in an accident. What could you have done?

I think we are all responsible for doing our best in all that we do, including helping others. Leaving a scene like that without the offer of help is dreadful. Remember that the next time a train wreck is staring you in the face. At the very least you'll feel better about looking back on the situation knowing that you did what you could to help.