Cubmaster Minute for March 2011 - Core Value Compassion
Our Cubmaster minute for this month comes from the Cascade Pacific Council.
“The Important Things in Life”
A young and successful New Yorker was traveling down a neighborhood street in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared; instead a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed up. He jumped out of the car, grabbed the kid who was standing there, and pushed him against a parked car, shouting, "What do you think you are doing?" Building up a head of steam he went on, "That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost you a lot of money. Why did you do it?" "Please sir, please. I'm sorry, I didn't know what else to do," pleaded the youngster. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop. It's my brother, sir," he said. “He fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up. Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair, sir?” Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He lifted the young man back into the wheelchair and took out his handkerchief and wiped the scrapes and cuts, checking to see that everything was going to be okay. "Thank you, and may God bless you, sir," the grateful child said to him. The man then watched the little boy push his brother toward their home. It was a long walk back to his Jaguar...a long slow walk. He never did repair the side door. He kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention.