Sunday, April 29, 2012

Choose Your Own Adventure

You are walking in the park, and all of a sudden three men jump out of the bushes and tackle you.

They start punching you over and over.

Then one of them grabs a branch and starts hitting you with it.

Another pulls out a knife and starts stabbing you in the arms and legs.

They drag you to the middle of the park, and prop you up on a bench.

A crowd gathers to watch.

You are beaten, bloodied, and embarrassed.

One of the men then falsely tells the crowd that you were a criminal ... and proceeds to shout out a list of horrific things you supposedly did.  He then pulls out a gun and points it right at your head, asking you if you have any last words.

Choose your answer:
a)  Why did you do this to me, I don't even know you?
b)  I (expletive) hate (expletive) all of you (expletive).
c)  I didn't do any of those things you said I did.  You have to believe me!  I swear!
d)  You better shoot me or I will kill you.
e)  I forgive you, and I ask God to do the same.

God Bless. 


Unknown said...

Well I hope I would have enough faith to choose the last one and follow the example of our Good Shepherd.
Thanks for another thought provoking and soul searching post, Michael. God bless.

Colleen said...

Your posts always make me stop and think. I would like to think I'd choose the last one.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I would probably be too unconscious to say anything.

Why can't I be like Superman and beat the lot of them?

I doubt that I'd choose the last option. I'm not that good!

God bless.

Mary N. said...

I pray that God would give me the GRACE to choose e because that's what it would take to choose it! On my own I'd probably choose a - I have a habit of asking why all the time.

God bless :)

Anonymous said...

wow! this is a thought provoking post because I, like everyone who has posted here, would like to think I would chose the last answer but none of us will ever know for sure unless confronted with the situation. I would also like to think I would be the person who would stand up and yell This is wrong!. Leave that person alone! As a group we are are all so powerful We can change the world and make it a much better place. god bless you Michael. I hope you have a good week.