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Florida officer unable to accept $1,000 lottery ticket gift

Topic closed. 17 replies. Last post 10 years ago by Michael E. Port.

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Littleoldlady's avatar - basket
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Posted: December 25, 2006, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

He did exactly as he should have done..not kept the ticket and reported it to his superiors..he would not have been the only one to know he had accepted the ticket..the giver would have known and the "Man Upstairs" also. When a person is in a position of public trust, they should never do something that will tarnish their image regardless.  Trust- once lost is gone forever. The Christmas Tree Angel program is also a good program.  I am sure those children got nice gifts.  Good story and good ending..

If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

You never know when you will get another hit.

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    Posted: December 26, 2006, 12:09 am - IP Logged

    He did exactly as he should have done..not kept the ticket and reported it to his superiors..he would not have been the only one to know he had accepted the ticket..the giver would have known and the "Man Upstairs" also. When a person is in a position of public trust, they should never do something that will tarnish their image regardless.  Trust- once lost is gone forever. The Christmas Tree Angel program is also a good program.  I am sure those children got nice gifts.  Good story and good ending..

    I always offer to pay for fireman, cop or soldier meal - very few let me.

    love to nibble those micey feet.

     

                                 

      Michael E. Port's avatar - walt
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      Posted: December 29, 2006, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

      He did exactly as he should have done..not kept the ticket and reported it to his superiors..he would not have been the only one to know he had accepted the ticket..the giver would have known and the "Man Upstairs" also. When a person is in a position of public trust, they should never do something that will tarnish their image regardless.  Trust- once lost is gone forever. The Christmas Tree Angel program is also a good program.  I am sure those children got nice gifts.  Good story and good ending..

      You seemed to be worried about what the man upstairs was thinking.  I was thinking of the same thing when I wrote what I wrote

      Now, I will agree that he did nothing wrong, but I still think he could have done it differently.  This was NOT a bride he was accepting, it was a gift from an unknown person.  She would have investing in a reward in heaven for her actions.  He could of passed on his blessing to another, thus earning him a reward in heaven with our maker. 

      What has happened now is they both got there reward already.  People here are praising both him and her for their actions.  He could have given to his partner, his children or his church.  Telling us about his honestly, isn't really noble.  See Matthew Six.

       

      Matthew 6

      Giving to the Needy

          1"Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

          2"So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

      Swining Cross

      Michael E. Porter

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