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
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.
driver then jumped out of the
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.....'
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
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.
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
Thought for the
If God had a
refrigerator, your picture would be on
If He had a wallet,
your photo would be in
He sends you flowers
He sends you a sunrise
Face it, friend - He is crazy about
Send this to every
'beautiful person' you wish to
God didn't promise
days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun
but He did promise strength for the
day, comfort for the tears, and light for the
Read this line very
slowly and let it sink
If God brings you to
it, He will bring you through
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