The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

The Fast Pace Of Life.

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A young and highly successful executive was travelling down a street in his new Jaguar. He was a very careful driver and was watching for children dashing out from behind the cars parked on both sides of the road and when he thought he saw something, he slowed down. As his car passed down the road, no children appeared, but a brick suddenly slammed into his car’s side door. Seeing a child stood on the pavement, he jumped out of his car, grabbed him by the collar and pushed him against a parked car. “Just what do you think you are doing? That’s a new car and that brick you threw at my door, has caused a lot of damage and is going to be expensive to repair.” “Please mister, I’m sorry, but I didn’t know what else to do,” pleaded the youngster, with tears dripping down his face. “I threw the brick because no one else would stop and help me. My brother’s wheelchair rolled off the kerb, he fell out and he’s too heavy for me, I can’t lift him up.”

Walking down the road, the man saw a wheelchair lying on its side, with the lad’s brother lying on the pavement, gently he picked him up and placed him back in his wheelchair, fortunately he didn’t seem to have hurt himself. Asking where they lived, the driver insisted on pushing the wheelchair down the road round the corner and two streets along, with the little lad holding his hand and walking at his side.

It was a long walk for the man back to his Jaguar ..... A long slow walk as he mused over what had happened. He never did repair the dent in his car door, but kept it to remind himself not to go through life so fast, that someone has to throw a brick to get your attention,

“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

All that is expected is for us to be ourselves. Whenever we are true to ourselves and live by our
Intuitive nature, we can always rely on our strengths and not on our shortcomings.

Published Sat 23rd Jul 2016 09:23:21
Last Modified on Sat 23rd Jul 2016 09:24:19

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