A Word with You - June 27, 2011

That Wonder-Working Word

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You know, you can learn something from a cab driver; even if his vocabulary is R-rated - or in this case maybe even X-rated. See, I was on a trip to an airport in a cab a while back. And well, without even knowing it, I must have hit some trigger in this cab driver. All of a sudden I couldn't believe what started to come out of his mouth. I didn't even know what I did. He started to pour out all kinds of racial hatred, and he said, "I don't care about anything in the world or anybody but myself, and let those starving people starve, let those poor people be poor."

And then he started to cuss out just about everybody in the world. When he finished with most people, he turned his attention to the church, and he said, "All the church cares about is money, and they've got all this wealth, and they could help solve the problems." I want to tell you, the atmosphere in that cab was tense, profane, and angry. This was a very bitter, cynical man. To tell you the truth, I felt like sitting back and reading my magazine or getting out. But I mentioned one thing to him as we neared the airport, and suddenly the cab got calm and the cabby was smiling. And that moment reminded me of a focus that is just too easy to forget.

© (c) Ronald P. Hutchcraft
Distributed by Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc.

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