Doing good is a full-time job

Doing good is a full-time job

Taskmasters don’t come much tougher than Bob Thompson.

🎯For forty years he pushed his highway workers hard six days a week from April to December to finish the job before the first frost.

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🎯Their loyalty, sweat, and hard work helped make him a very rich man.

🎯Thompson remembered this and returned the favour.

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🎯When he sold his company, Michigan’s largest asphalt and paving business, he gave his 550 current and retired employees $128 million from his gains.

🎯Even surviving spouses got cheques. Some ninety employees became instant millionaires.

🎯Thompson started the Thompson-McCully Company with $3,500 his wife, Ellen, earned from substitute teaching.

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🎯The first five years in business were challenging. Thompson didn’t take a salary.

🎯So why later did he give away so much of his fortune?

💥‘It was the right thing to do,’ he said.

💥‘You realise the people around you have gone through all the pain and suffering with you. I wanted to pay them back.’

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🎯When the cheques were handed out, Thompson wasn’t present.

💥He said, ‘I didn’t want to be there because it gets too emotional.’

Thompson practised what the apostle Paul talked about: ‘Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable.

💥Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good.’

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🎯Doing good is a full-time job.

🎯The person of character is guided by the North Star of goodness that leads him or her to ask in every situation,’What’s the right thing to do?’ 🎯And the answer is always: ‘Do the right thing to others.’

 

– Bob Gass Ministries

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