Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie recounts his sad experience with a staff whom he took like a brother.
In a post via his official Facebook page, the movie director revealed that despite the love and cash gifts he gave this staff of his periodically, he later found out he was stealing from him.
Yul Edochie disclosed that this caused him to sack the man but didn’t ask him to pay back the money.
However, despite the kind gesture, the man called him a few months later to beg him for financial assistance.
The actor noted that the plea initially got him infuriated but after much pondering, he just had to send the money.
Yull Edochie used the medium to urge his followers to learn to forgive.
“I had a staff whom I took like a brother and was even dashing him money from time to time, in addition to paying him for his services.
One day I found out he was stealing from me and had stolen so much money already.
(In this hard economy).
I laid him off.
He didn’t have money to pay back, I just told him to go, don’t pay back just go so you won’t steal more.
Later he called to beg for forgiveness.
I forgave him but I told him to stay far away from me.
A few months after he called begging me for financial assistance.
As a human being, the first thought that came to me was ‘what nerve, he still has guts to beg for money, what an ingrate’.
I felt like unleashing my anger on him.
But later in my quiet moment I started thinking.
‘Everyday we wrong God and we ask for forgiveness, and we still ask for his blessings.
What is forgiveness if you can’t lend him help?
In the course of living here on earth some people will offend you and you will offend some people too.
As we ask God for forgiveness and blessings, we must be willing to forgive and bless those who wrong us’.
That’s the true preaching of Jesus Christ.
These thoughts kept ringing in my head.
So I sent him money.
Life is short.
None of us will be here forever.
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