Dear Ezra and Lian,
Hanging around the rich and powerful of Mizoram has taught me a few things.
1) They want to confess their sins to somebody. I guess since I always leave and come back to Canada, I’m a safe and easy choice.
2) They are looking for redemption for the wrongs they have done.
3) They have a deep desire to somehow make things right or pay money back to society.
4) They are looking for a little redemption.
5) I, personally, can’t save them from anything.
6) Not one of them ever publically confesses to anything
7) They avoid shame and pain at all costs.
8) Their acts of remorse fail.
9) Their money is like poison. Their charitable acts are like cancer. It brings death rather than life.
10) Total repentance and total surrender to a total Redeemer is the only way to total forgiveness and total redemption.
11) It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich person to do #10.
Kids, it’s far easier to start a good, simple life early than try to recover from a lifetime of regrets. Learn from my old friends.