Thursday, March 09, 2006

justice delayed is justice denied






















THE BRICK
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 out 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 backed 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 but I
didn't know what else to do," He pleaded. "I threw the
brick because no one else would stop..."

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 the 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 a linen handkerchief and dabbed
at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him
everything was going to be okay.

"Thank you and May God
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 long, 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 to listen or
not.

Thought for the Day:
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.
If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.

He sends you flowers every spring.
He sends you a sunrise every morning

Face it, friend
He is crazy about you!

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without
sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for
the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Read this line very slowly and let it sink in...If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

4 comments:

saby said...

dis is a forward from Fr Anil

Anonymous said...

LOVED the tot of the day

Anonymous said...

let it be

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