Monday, April 21, 2008

How Would Jesus Treat a Mugger?

I read this news story Monday about Julio Diaz, who was mugged in New York in March. But his response was not typical.

As the teen [mugger] began to walk away, Diaz told him, "Hey, wait a minute. You forgot something. If you're going to be robbing people for the rest of the night, you might as well take my coat to keep you warm."

The would-be robber looked at his would-be victim, "like what's going on here?" Diaz says. "He asked me, 'Why are you doing this?' . . Diaz replied, "Well, haven't you been taught you should be nice to everybody?"

Yea, but I didn't think people actually behaved that way," the teen said.

Be sure to read (or listen to) the whole article. If you're like me you'll be surprised - maybe even shocked - to see how Diaz treated the teenager.

The friend who originally sent me the article said, "Does this make you think we might change the world if we actually acted the way Jesus taught us to? No mention of the Lord in this story, but certainly His principles."

What do you think? Would Christ-like behavior actually change the world?

To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also,and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either.
Luke 6:29

Let the conversation continue.

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