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Philemon 18-19a
If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it.

 
You're out with a friend having a good dinner and the waiter brings you the bill. Your friend says, with a smile, “I got this one.” And you’re like, “You sure?!” He replies, “Absolutely!” and snaps his card on the table. You've been blessed! You're out on a job trying to work hard and you put a big gouge in the nice hardwood flooring. Your boss doesn't come down on you. He doesn't even mention it. He just pays for the damage and continues to show you favor. You've been blessed!
 
It's almost embarrassing to have someone pick up your expense, isn't it? But isn't it one of the greatest blessings? It always strikes a deep chord. It's an honor to realize someone has got you covered. And talk about a lasting impression. You may never forget it.
 
I'm convinced Onesimus’ life was never the same from this point on. Paul placed an indelible mark upon a young man's future. And I'm sure Onesimus read the words of Christ, “Go and do likewise,” with a new and certain conviction. I would be surprised if Onesimus didn't, from this point on, lead a life of mercy. Christian love is never better displayed than when we assume someone else’s expense. If you want to leave a lasting impression, try just “picking up the tab.”
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