If you're looking for something deep, today's blog is NOT for you.
When we were moving, many years ago... I emptied the kids aquarium, fish and all, into a dark green glass pitcher sitting with about 100 other kitchen items, next to the sink.
As the move drew closer, and all the rest of the kitchen stuff needed to be boxed... Into the garbage disposal went the 'water' in the dark green pitcher... and the fish.
As I turned on the disposal, it dawned on me!!!! I shrieked and called my hubby to come quick...
It was too late!
That was more than 30 years ago, and not once, when the subject comes up, has he failed to grin and remind me that he thought he heard the fish 'screaming as they went into the sink'... I'm not sure what it is, but his 'funny gene' seems to get a kick out of that story. Is it just men??
Before you shake your head and wag your finger at me... it's with a certain amount of relief that I also remember this verse....
"You're familiar with the command to the ancients, 'Do not murder.' I'm telling you that anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder. Carelessly call a brother 'idiot!' and you just might find yourself hauled into court. Thoughtlessly yell 'stupid!' at a sister and you are on the brink of hellfire. Matt. 5:21(Msg)
Now I'm smiling... as I am reminded that none of us are exempt, from either calculated or accidental deeds.
Just a fleeting memory... about as fleeting as the lives of those poor little fish.