Author Unknown ~
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 running 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 reversed
back to the spot from where the brick had been thrown. He jumped
out of the car, grabbed the kid who threw the brick and pushed him
against a parked car shouting. "What was that all about? Just
what the heck are you doing?"
Building a head of steam he went on. "That's a new car and
that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money!!"
"Please, mister, please. I'm sorry, I didn't know what else
to do!!" pleaded the youngster. "I threw the brick because
no one else would stop..." tears were dripping down the boy's
chin as he pointed 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." Sobbing, the boy asked the 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 lifted the young man back into the wheelchair
and took out his handkerchief and wiped the scrapes and cuts, checking
to see that everything was going to be okay. "Thank you and
May God bless you," the grateful child said to him. The man
then watched the little boy push his brother down the sidewalk toward
It was a long walk back to his Jaguar ... a long, slow walk. He
never did repair the side door. He kept the dent to remind him not
to go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at
you to get your attention.
God whispers in your soul and speaks to your heart. Sometimes when
you don't have time to listen, He has to throw a "brick"
your choice: Listen to the whisper, or wait for the brick...