hero or zero?

Over at Fox news, an article about the flight attendant who cussed out a rude passenger, grabbed a couple of beers, and slid down the escape hatch, asks if he is as cool as all his fans think he is.

Hero or zero, the story asked. Well, that’s easy. Zero. Yes, passengers (and customers of any kind) can be rude, but he was getting paid to be nice to them. Yes, his mom has cancer and his schedule was keeping him from seeing her as often as he liked. Yes, friends and family say he has a quirky sense of humor and a flair for the dramatic. Yes, yes, yes.

Who cares? Apparently over 170,000 Facebook supporters. The police too, since he has been charged with criminal mischief and reckless endangerment.

Sounds like the last days to me. There’s a list in 2 Timothy 3: lovers of self, abusive, ungrateful, slanderous, without self-control… you get the picture. And I’m not even talking about Slater, but about his 170,000 fans.

His was not a Christian response, or even a civilized one. Scripture is quite clear on this: Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

People are raising money for his legal defense, but he could go back to Sunday School for free.

He still has a lot to learn.

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About wally metts

Wally Metts is the daysman. He is director of graduate studies in communication at Spring Arbor University and is a pastor at Countryside Bible Church in Jonesville, MI. The father of four adult children, he and his wife Katie raise barn cats and Christmas trees in Michigan. His grandchildren call him Santa.

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