Newspapers recently carried the story of a man named Larry Klein. One might say that Larry is disabled, but one crook is not so sure. Larry used his crutches to fend off a crook who was trying to steal his wallet. The reason Larry has crutches is that he has a prosthetic leg. While a car blocked the way a man confronted Larry and demanded his wallet. Larry used his crutches to repeatedly poke the man in the face. After a struggle of only ten seconds, the man gave up. All of us have some kind of disability. We must not let it take the "fight" out of us.


J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.