Wow, Jesus…

I gotta say I typically fail to be Jesus in situations like these. I hope (painfully) that I will, but frequently I look at myself and think, “I am so selfish.” Stories like this one just keep encouraging me that striving after Jesus is a good idea – he’s never mentioned in the article, but the tale rings “Sermon on the Mount.”
My favorite quote from the article is this,

“He wants my money, so I just gave him my wallet and told him, ‘Here you go,'” Diaz says

As the teen 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.”


  1. Matt says:

    Isn’t it amazing that people exist who actually do their best to live out the gospel? And isn’t it sad that a teenager has lived his whole life and not ever met someone who did?

  2. wezlo says:

    I can’t heap on too much – I’m one of the people the teenagers haven’t seen Jesus in.

  3. Matt says:

    Yeah well who hasn’t at one point been that guy? At least you recgonize that you haven’t and are hopefully going to act according to your realization the next time.

  4. Cathi says:

    What an absolutely great story. And give yourself a break, I see Jesus in you all the time.

  5. wezlo says:

    Yah, but you’re not a teenager tearing up the lawn and tossing garbage around the place (while also thinking that climbing the walls is a good idea).

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