I was sitting, half-slouching, in high school English class. The teacher was droning on about something which most of the time had nothing to do with English. I never took my eyes off him even though my mind was in some other dimension.

Younger kids were slowly going by our open door and some would look in occasionally.  The teacher was walking around as he was waxing eloquently on some subject. He walked past the open door, reached his arm out, and slammed a kid’s head against the wall. I froze and came out of my stupor. I never trusted him, but had never seen him get physical before. This educator continued as if nothing had happened and the line in the hall kept progressing to the cafeteria. I looked around, but no one had a facial expression that coincided with the one that was in my head.

Did he get away with that? No, no one ever does unless that individual places wrongdoing under the cross.

Hebrews 9:27

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

Matthew 12:36

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Give it some thought and be ready.


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