“The first thing I thought was that this is exactly what will happen when Donald Trump will be elected: It’s good practice.” Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley may have joked about the recent invasion of his town by Americans, but he wasn’t laughing when he realized that Sarnia would have to pay to get them home.
In August, thousands of Americans set sail from Port Huron, Michigan, down the St. Clair river, on inner tubes and a variety of floaties. A sudden change in the wind direction resulted in 1,500 of the adventurers winding up on Canadian soil.
The refugees wearing bathing suits and flip flops were provided with warm towels, food and bus rides back across the border, at an estimated cost of over $8,000.00 to the town of Sarnia.
The Bible says, “There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.”
Mayor Bradley said something similar, “You also can’t legislate IQ levels — and if people want to go out on a very dangerous river in the middle of a storm pattern … and drink, and be on a little life raft or a flotation device … that’s their choice.”
But, however you say it, the reality is there is often a price attached to our choices.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.