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.