I didn’t listen much in religious school

But there was one story that stuck.  And it has nothing to do with religion.

A small town of 1,000 had a well.  This well was their only source of water.  It would provide water forever if, and only if, 1,000 people stopped by daily to take some water.  If less than 1,000 people took water, the well would dry up forever.

Since there were 1,000 people in the town, everyone knew their job: Go to the well every day and take some water.  Otherwise, the well would dry-up forever.

One day, a family of 20 moved to the small town.  It was big news.  And everyone thought the same thing.  “Maybe I can take a day off from stopping by the well?  My absence won’t dry the well because we have enough people now.”

What happened?  Everyone took the day off, and the well dried-up forever.

In the real world this happens, too.  At elections, people say, “My vote doesn’t count.”  In business, people say, “We can’t possibly destroy in the ozone layer.”  And, in fundraising, it’s there, too, “Someone else will donate.”

Let that sink in for a sec.

Ready?  Ok.

Today, there’s a serial killer out there.  The ALS Killer.  We need to stop him.  And everyone needs to do their part.  When one person says, “My donation doesn’t matter,” we all face the consequences.

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