Wednesday, February 25

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


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


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

, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

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sandy said...

What a great reminder!

Cherie said...

Thanks this is a very uplifting message and has brightened my day!

Judy said...

Thank you for this very heartfelt message.