Published: Tuesday, March 18 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
There have been many experiences during my relatively long life where someone
has "borrowed" money and failed to pay it back. My advice to anyone
having this experience would be to call this "loan" a gift. You will
feel better about the whole transaction and be able to truly get past it and
forgive and forget. Otherwise you may lose a good friend, and have anger in
your heart which will canker your soul. The Savior has love and mercy for me
when I fail to do as I promised. Can I do any less?
This article is freaking brilliant! I'm saving this! I've seen
family relations (Not directly with me) canker and die due to petty little
issues that if people cared more about family instead of themselves so much
happier would everyone be and so many memories that could have been cherished
Early in my marriage my parents financed a used car purchase for me. I know
they would have treated the loan like a gift, if needed, but they still held an
expectation that I repay. I worked my hardest to get that amount paid off and
ended up paying it back very quickly, much more quickly than if I had financed
with a bank. While it's great for the sake of the lender to have an
attitude of gift it's equally as important for the lendee to feel a
responsibility to repay the amount.
Be wary if you are loaning money that you need to get back, ... to anyone
you are unwilling to sue. Instead invite them to eat at your table.
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