Sam stayed up late completing his online bankruptcy certification course and now finds writing in third person easier to tolerate.
You see, Sam’s entire family has urged him to take this step while many friends tried to advise him against it.
The debts weren’t so egregious, friends said.
You can get through this and repair your credit some other way.
But Sam found his family suffering more and more and his wife in part divorcing him due to the awful debt he accumulated – not through gambling, addiction or anything involving a moral bankruptcy but through the stupidity of getting really ill while not having any health insurance.
So, like another even larger debt Sam’s financial ones will soon be discharged.
Some of his friends may call him a thief. Others may wag their finger or shake their head in shame at Sam.
But garnishments will stop and Sam’s paycheck will once again serve as evidence of God’s providence.
Sam’s budget has been set up and he can’t wait to give back to God as well as save up for a home.
Just like his sister modeled Christianity for Sam with her love and prayer, she showed him how with diligence and hard work you can own a home after bankruptcy – in one couple’s case four years after discharging disheartening debts.
So once again Sam has this feeling of exhuberant freedom he normally finds in unfettered following of Jesus or family gatherings.
And he writes in third person as he waits to write a song to sing with his last sentence fragmentary grenade.