Are you going through life too fast that someone has to throw a brick at you?

@kaevielf (246)
April 11, 2007 8:59pm CST
Just a point for reflection. Thought it's worth sharing it here. 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? That's a new car and the brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?" The young boy was apologetic. "I'm sorry Mister but I didn't know what else to do. I threw the brick because no one else would stop." With tears dripping down his face the boy pointed to a spot just around the 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. 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 hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into his wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh cuts and scrapes. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. "Thank you and may God bless you", the grateful boy told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy pushed 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 man never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message: "Don't go through life too fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention. God whispers in our soul 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."
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@natalie1981 (2000)
• Singapore
12 Apr 07
Oh, this is beautiful. I think it was emailed to me before and it still gives me goosebumps and a warm feeling in my heart after reading it. It's so true. Life is not about a race to better things, sometimes it's just better to take things slow and enjoy the scenery, stop to smell the occasional flowers because in the end, we'll all get to our destination but some of us enjoyed the "getting there" part a lot more.
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@kaevielf (246)
• China
17 Apr 07
Glad to know you found it beautiful too,Natalie 1981. You must be right for thinking it was emailed to you before because my friend also forwarded it to me. It's a very good reminder that we should slow down in life to see and appreciate the grandeur of creation and of course to take time to encounter Him through our brothers and sisters around us.