Ten of the passengers helped pay for crew wages, gas, oil, food, and other expenses needed for the trip. The other 50 jumped on board at the last minute expecting a free ride. Add a few extra and the boat would’ve sunk for sure!
Reminds me of our current situation here in the U.S. Also reminds me of a story a late friend told me.
Lawrence traveled to Texas from Alaska to visit relatives he hadn’t seen in years. The location was close to Lake Texarkana. His relations wanted to go fishing. Lawrence was up for such. He splurged for a boat rental, fuel, bait, food, and drinks. They made a day of it. On the way home one of them suggested doing it again. Lawrence replied,
“Sure…, if everyone chips in $50.00 we’ll head back out tomorrow.”
Complete silence. If it wasn’t free they didn’t want any part of it.
Lawrence’s ordeal reminds me of our country. Some come here seeking asylum. They’re willing to work. Others journey here wanting to live in paradise on someone else’s dollar. Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Kansas City, etc., are full of them.
There’s plenty more patiently waiting to jump on the same boat!