Posted by TerryS (18.104.22.168) on June 07, 2001 at 03:53:27:
Listen to the Whisper
A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street,
going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting
from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something.
As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the
Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and drove the Jag back to the spot
where the brick had been thrown.
The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and
pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and
who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that
brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?"
The young boy was apologetic. "Please, mister...please, I'm sorry...I didn't
know what else to do," he pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else
With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a
spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother," he said. "He rolled off
curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."
Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me
get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."
Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in
his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the
wheelchair, then took out his fancy handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh
scrapes and cuts.
A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. "Thank you and may
bless you," the grateful child told the stranger.
Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his
wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home. It was a
slow walk back to the Jaguar.
The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the
dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message:
Don't go through life so fast that someone has to
throw a brick at you to get your attention!
God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't
have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us.
It's our choice:
Listen to the whisper...or wait for the brick!
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