Thursday, May 14, 2009

When you're not spared the consequences

Over the last while, especially with some stuff in the media and my car accident, I've wondered how often the worst DOESN'T happen from a situation.

How often are we spared the awful consequences of our actions?

With Matthew Johns and Judge Marcus Eienfield, did they think how bad their situations have become? Both have gained great public embarrassment and lost their careers.

But, how often do people...
Drive home drunk and make it home safely?
Drive over the speed limit and not get wrapped around a pole?
Take drugs and not end up in hospital or worse?
Lie to the police and get away with it?
Be a jerk in a bar and not get in a fight?
Walk home after a night out without incident?
Be deceptive to their boss and not get fired?
Cheat on their spouse and not have it splashed all over the news?

Please note... these are not personal examples... But i imagine how many possible bad situations I've avoided and i shake my head in amazement.

I just need to remember... God doesn't always give us what we deserve. We avoid "worst case scenarios" all the time, despite our best efforts to get into major trouble.

When i look at the unfortunate situations played out in the media i have no choice but to say... There but for the grace of God go I...

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