We have a new toll road in our area. I find it wonderful, but pricey. We use it now and then; some locals totally shun it because of the toll fees. These can lessen with a Toll Tag. However, the bill comes eventually, even to those living elsewhere.
Some out-of-staters just experienced “sticker shock” for a recent trip that included much of the driving on the CTP (Chisholm Trail Parkway). When I heard of this, later that day I thought of a well-used verse by some televangelists: “whatever a man sows, that will he also reap”.
I thought on this yesterday, and remembered another illustration this morning. In Luke 14, the price of discipleship is discussed. Borrowing from this passage gives us the following example from the RSV Bible at verse 28 of this chapter: “For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?”
Our American sage, Benjamin Franklin, is said to have shared a story cautioning one not to pay too much for one’s whistle. In his youthful enthusiasm to own a much-desired whistle, he gave his savings only to learn he overpaid for this item.
As a friend recently expressed in another matter, “This happens to the best of us.”