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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Listen! That Still Small Voice

The Borneo Post reports today –

An Englishman who cycled all the way from China is stranded in Bintulu as he has fractured his left leg in a hit-and-run accident during the last Lunar New Year celebration.

A woman driver was said to have hit Gerald Joseph Roman who was consequently hospitalized for six weeks. He has been discharged andis now being taken care of by the Calvary Baptist Church.

The 54-year-old man might have to give up cycling because of the injuries, and he might have to go to China to take up Tai Chi lessons instead.

Desperate Gerald is now appealing for help to trace the driver who knocked him at 10:30 am on January 31 at Lebuh Abang Galau.

(paragraphs omitted)

Gerald was disappointed that the woman driver had no conscience to offer help to him after the accident.

“I am willing to pay a cash token for the public to help.”

(the stories continues …and ends with - The public can call 019-xxxxxxx or 086-xxxxxx for Reverend xxxxx if there is any information on the white wagon car and its driver.)

Incidentally, Chris (my son, aged 10) was pushed to a corner in the carpark of his school’s compound by a car driven by one of the school teachers. Chirs landed in a drain and injured his knee. The teacher did not stop to help. His classmates helped him up from the drain.

While the mummy was about to open her mouth and commented, Chris said, “Mummy, that teacher is very old. He is going to retire soon. May be he did not know that he caused my fall.”

What a forgiving spirit of a child!

What helpful classmates!

Conscience has been defined as “that still, small voice that makes you feel smaller still,” or, as one little child put it, “It is that which feels bad when everything else feels good."

Through the forgiving spirit of a child, I feel that consience may not be a safe guide by itself. The moral standard we hear from that "still little voice" can be quite wrong when viewed in the light of God's revelation.

Perhaps, the saftest guide is that well-known doxology we quote so frequently:

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working you that which is pleasing in his sight. (Hebrews 13:20-22 RSV)

Amen?

8 comment(s):

Amen! My dear friend.

Give a big hug for me for Chris.

pt

By Anonymous pt, at 3:42 pm  

Awww ... One biggie hug for little Chris.

Children are so innocent and when you look at then it seems that all problems in this world are all absorbed away from us ... That is what I feel. Their innocence are so intriguing.

By Anonymous kyels, at 8:34 pm  

Many people spend a lifetime trying to build that spirit of forgiveness, and he's already got it at such a young age!

By Blogger YingKs, at 10:30 am  

Hey Yan,
Thks for dropping by. Yeah, you know the kids have really amazing insights, and sometimes they act more adult than we grownups do. Do you notice that children dont hold grudges or take revenge like we adults do? they only learn how to do it after they observed adults do it. if only we could learn from our kids. :-)
Hey, can I link you? You have interesting thoughts too. Have a nice day! :-)

By Anonymous Ladydin, at 3:31 pm  

pt,

Thanks. Give him one big hug when you see him in the Church?

Yan

By Blogger Yan, at 8:48 pm  

kyels,

We really have a lot to learn from the simplicity of children!

Yan

By Blogger Yan, at 8:49 pm  

yingks,

Well said. I am still learning! God has forgiven us, we'd be wise to do the same!

Amen?

Yan

By Blogger Yan, at 8:52 pm  

ladydin,

It's my honour to be "linked" to you. I like many of your thoughts!

Once a week, let a child take you on a walk, listen twice as much as you speak. You will be amazed!

Yan

By Blogger Yan, at 8:56 pm  

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