Only God Knows by C.J. - Chapter 2
Chapter 2: The Huge Wall
“I was walking into FoodMaxx one day...”
I’m sure many of you have been to a grocery store. Most of us now don’t have to hunt for our own survival. Anyhow, have you seen those people who ask for donation for charity? I had a chat with one of them one early morning.
As I was talking to him about life and his stories of going from being a bum, to now someone with a home for shelter, he gave me an illustration that I will always remember.
“Imagine that there is a huge wall in front of you, and at the top is barbed wire that would pierce right through your skin upon impact. In back of you is hot molten lava that would turn you into ashes in mere seconds. To the left of you, there is quicksand that would sink you deep into the sand with no way out. Which way would you turn?”
I would dig my way through underneath that wall. That was my answer.
“Well, you could do that, but there is an even easier way. Why don’t you turn in the right direction?”
He was right. How stupid of me.
“There are many people in this world that are stuck in a dilemma, and they feel as though there is no way out. They look forward, back, left, but they never look in the ‘right’ direction. They don’t realize that in life, there is always a way out.”
That illustration will forever remain in my mind.