My brother proudly works for Conklin’s, one of the companies who provide entertainment at local fairs or exhibitions. While I admire their long history, beginning in 1916, and their safety record, what I most appreciate is their loyalty to one another. Once a Carney, always a Carney; that is they take care of their own. Who among us can say that and mean it?
Have you dumped a friend in trouble, a parent in the nursing home, a friend struggling with autistic children? Have we ever been dumped? Are we a dumper or a dumpee?
Who among us are as loyal to their working companions, their family, or their friends as those in the carnival trade? Why God of course, who first set the example.
Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed—be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!” (Hebrews 13:5, AMP)
Prayer – Lord, give us the courage to be as loyal and supportive to those around us, as you are to us. For Christ. Amen