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The Brick

Postby Associated Press » Mon, 11 Jul 2005 10:32 pm

Read this line very slowly and let it sink in...


"If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. "


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!


Send this to every "beautiful person" you wish to


bless, . 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


Pass this message to seven people, except you and me.


You will receive a miracle tomorrow (just do it)!



.......................

Guest

Postby Guest » Tue, 12 Jul 2005 12:11 am

What is wrong with the world when I thought the punchline to this was going to be that the little boys friends would come out and mug the car driver, something like Last Exit to Broklyn only in reverse.

I must try not to be so damned cynical, as the message is real, if a bit twee.


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