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Thank you for a great ride, and for 8 years of support!

Comment: We should be so blessed...

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We should be so blessed... have thoughtful and caring people around us who have an appreciation of their neighbors as you do.

I'm sorry for your loss, as it sounds like you thought a lot of Dave.

But just because he chose not to see someone about his bug bite or have it treated does NOT mean that you fall short, or aren't "evolved" enough spiritually in God's eyes.

You can't compare your spiritual walk to someone else's.

Interestingly, there is mention in the Bible of oil poured on Jesus that was known for its healing properties*. Jesus did not ask for the oil to stop being put on him.

(*Spikenard essential oil
Properties: Antibiotic, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal, laxative, sedative, tonic )

Also, when the Samaritan came across the man who had been attacked by thieves, he tended to his wounds with oil.

Of the three people to come across the man, it was the Samaritan who was considered the neighbor for the mercy he had shown...and Jesus said to go and do likewise. He did not say go and do everything the Samaritan did for the man EXCEPT treating wounds with oil.

So where is the line drawn when it comes to treatment and faith? I don't know that the answer is going to be the same for everyone.

But one thing I do know is Dave had a good neighbor. ;)