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We were staying at a lovely country resort and became friendly with the inn's handyman during our stay. Toward the end of the vacation, he confided that his neighbor had a nice little cottage for sale at a reasonable price, if we liked the area.
We did, so we went to have a look at it and just fell in love with it, despite its run-down appearance. We bought the place "as is."
The day after we moved in, our handyman friend and new neighbor dropped by with a housewarming gift.
"You got a good buy, that's for sure," he said, "but the place does need some work, though. The roof leaks, the plumbing's shot, and the well tends to run dry in the summer."
Dismayed, I retorted, "Why didn't you tell us that *before* we bought it?"
"Weren't neighbors then," he replied.
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WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, 'Of all the commandments, which is the most important?' 'The most important one,' answered Jesus, 'is this: 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.' " (Mark 12:28-31)