It’s sad that as Christians, we don’t put into practice what we are been taught in church. During my sunday schools, I remember been told about the parable of the good samaritan as told by Jesus. There were lots of moral lessons in that story and even in my adult life, I have heard several preachings on the parable of the good samaritan.
The story below is a true and an emotional one of one Facebook user known Nyameba Edem Kofi Yevutsey who saved a dying man on the street. He narrated how people had abandoned this man on the floor, drawing conclusions that he was drunk and took pictures of him lying on the floor but offered no help.
He decided to get closer to the man to find out what was exactly wrong with him and it was then that he realised the man was not drunk as the passers-by were saying but was dying out of hunger because he had not eaten for about 3 days. His story is a very sad one.
Read the full story below:
My last post as a 34 year old. I saved a life and I’m proud of it. I was driving by when I saw this guy lying on the floor in the hot sun. Several people passed by him and just pulled out their phones and took pictures. Others insulted him for being a drunkard. But I stopped and got closer and asked what was wrong. With a faint voice I heard him say “I’m not drunk. I didn’t drink any alcohol”. I saw in his eyes pain and helplessness. In the hot afternoon sun I saw that he was shaking as though he felt cold. With the help of the police officer in the picture we carried him to a better place under a tree and gave him water. Then he asked for food and we gave him food. After eating he told us his story.
His name is Isaac Boateng. A fisherman from Elmina. According to him these day when they go out to sea they don’t get any fish. So out of frustration he came to Tema to find work but after roaming through the city for a week without any success he started begging for food or asking to work – do any work for food. Most people just turned him away and others threatened him. Before he fell and collapsed on the streets of Tema community 11, before I found him he hadn’t eaten for 3 days. By the grace of God he is on his way back to Elmina right now with a little extra money in his pocket to keep him going for a few days. Apart from fishing Isaac also is a repairer of damaged bicycle tyres. He has learnt his lesson he told me. He promised me he’d stay in Elmina and not come foraging for opportunities in the city anymore. He said to me that the wickedness of the people in Tema surprised him most. Once he gained some strength he became very chatty and I must say I enjoyed the time it spent talking to this human being. I learnt today to work harder and to make life better for others with the fruit of my labour. I learnt that in every body is a beautiful soul that needs care and love.
Let’s not judge people wrongly. This story is a perfect example on why God asked us not to judge. I always tell people to look before they leap. We thank God for people like Nyameba. He saved a life. Nextime, you come across someone dying on the streets, don’t be quick to bring your phone out to take pictures, just because you have one, help the person.