To Catch A Criminal
On the morning of May 29th, 2008 at 9:33am, I hopped into my car to drive to St. Louis for a photo shoot until I realized someone, the night before, decided to help keep me cool & well oxygenated for the summer by giving me another open window. Apparently, in his opinion, the four windows I can roll down with the power buttons will not sufficiently work well enough.
Nah, just kidding; Chuck Norris couldn’t make it!
So as you could imagine, my broken window somehow made my bottom lip swell up!
I did learn a lesson, though. In the matter of moments, someone randomly targeted me & decided to hurt me. In seconds, I lost $231.00 for something I had no part in! A phrase that I’ve learned, always plays over & over in my head, “Hurting people hurt people!” This person deliberately chose to partake in a “Random Act of Cruelty.” I had no control over that situation.
However, what I do have control over is how I respond. The situation doesn’t control me & I do get to choose how I feel about the person & the event. So what do I choose? I choose love. I may never know who did this, but I do know that he must hurt on the inside & my job is to love him! Someone who knows God’s grace & love would never deliberately hurt someone.
So as Christians, when something bad happens to us, when we fall victims to a random act of cruelty, we should respond with love. This week, I will give a “Random Act of Kindness” at some point in response to what has happened to me! I think the more Christians will choose to respond in this matter, the less we will see acts of cruelty! Love covers a multitude of sin!
So I might not have the best information on how To Catch A Criminal, but if you ever need help with a cracked-out squirrel, I’m your man!
I love you guys!
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