Motivational Story – The Brick



About ten years ago, a young and very successful
executive named Josh was traveling down a Chicago neighborhood street. He
was going a bit too fast in his sleek, black, 12 cylinder Jaguar XKE, which
was only two months old.

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 child darted out, but a brick sailed out and – WHUMP! – it
smashed Into the Jag’s shiny black side door! SCREECH..!!!! Brakes slammed!
Gears ground into reverse, and tires madly spun the Jaguar back to the spot
from where the brick had been thrown. Josh jumped out of the car, grabbed
the kid and pushed him up against a parked car. He shouted at the kid, "What
was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing?!"
Building up a head of steam, he went on. "That’s my new Jag, that brick you
threw is gonna cost you a lot of money. Why did you throw it?"

"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, mister," 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 young executive tried
desperately to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. Straining,
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 OK. He then watched the younger brother push him down the
sidewalk toward their home.

It was a long walk back to the sleek, black, shining,
12 cylinder Jaguar XKE -a long and slow walk. Josh never did fix the side
door of his Jaguar. He kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so
fast that someone has to throw a brick at him to get his attention. . . Some
bricks are softer than others. Feel for the bricks of life coming at to you.
For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has positive


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