*A PAINFUL AND EDUCATIVE CHALLENGE*
There was a lady who alighted from a vehicle and unknowingly dropped her important documents. A shabbily and dirty dressed boy saw what happened and rushed at the spot to pick the purse. Listenâ to the conversation
*Boy:* Sorry siz can you give me an ear?
*Lady:* Leave me alone you vagrant dirty
*Boy:* Please sister just give me an ear. I know am dirty but kindly listen to me.
*Lady:* If you know you are dirty, what do you want? I have nothing to do with you.
*Boy:* I just want to pass an important message to you and leave.
*Lady*: You are not the type to pass messages to me, you filthy brat.
*Boy:* Just a second Miss, wait! Look am pleading with you!
*Lady:* He wants to rob me. Help! Help! She shouted.
*Boy:* I am not trying to rob you. I want to help.
A nearby mob began to beat up the boy.
*Boy*: I am sorry, I only wanted to assist her. The boy shouted.
*Mob*: You are a thief, who said you can assist this beautiful lady? Then they continued with beating the boy.
*Lady:* Beat him up. He wanted to steal from me. Kill him. They always harass us around here.
*Boy*: If you knew, you wouldn'tâ have beaten me. Can I tell you the truth?
*Mob:* Talk or else we will kill you.
_My sister when you were alighting from the vehicle, you dropped your purse. I rushed and picked it. I have been pleading with you to give a hearing so that I give it back to you *but you didn'tâ .Here is your purse take it.*_
The mob then left the boy bleeding, injured,
weak and helpless .
*Lady*: Ooh my God! I am sorry. I didn'tâ know.
The boy woke up and started slowly walking away in pain.
*Lady:* Brother don' t walk away.
*Boy:* *_You said am not your type. Am filthy, vagrant, a thief and brat. You called me all names._*
*Lady*: Woooi! Please wait , I want to thank you.
*Boy*: There is nothing you can do for me now. *If I die as a result of the injuries sustained from the beatings, my blood will haunt you the rest of your life.*
The lady opened her purse and found everything. That is bank *ATMs, money and phone.Nothing was missing*.
_After a week the lady went to church ready to *give a testimony* and accompanying thanks offering for what God did to her._ On arrival she was surprised to find a tent, *a coffin and a funeral procession. People were in groups talking in low voices.*
_She gathered courage and inquired of whose funeral it was. She was informed it was the body of a young boy who was a member of the church. He had gone missing for a while. He was beaten to death by a mob . His parents had been searching for him without success. *He died because of accusations from a young lady who is of your age*._
The lady then *remembered* the last words of the boy. If I die... *my death will haunt you*. She wept bitterly but the boy was no more.
How many people have you killed *physically,* *emotionally*, *psychologically* and *spiritually?*
_How many people have you looked down upon?_
_How many people have you despised because of their social status, educational achievement, tribe, religion or personal hatred ?_
*SEARCH YOUR CONSCIENCE AND MAKE AMENDMENT*