Saturday, March 6, 2010

What would you have done?

First. To my sister: This is a rather severe post, don't read it. I'm serious. Thanks.

At the book store yesterday I picked up a book on the Columbine shootings, I knew a little bit about them before (and the book really didn't add to what I knew) but it got me thinking. . . For three hours in bed last night (not that that's too unusual for me). Here's one of the questions that was in my mind: What would I have done if I was in that library when the shooting started?

Think on that.

It's an interesting thought isn't it? Would I have cowered behind a table paralyzed with fear? Would I have lunged at the two shooters in an attempt to stop them? Would I have bolted through the door? Would I have been one of the heroic boys who stayed and held the doors open for others to get out only to be gunned down your self? What a time to Do Hard Things.

I guess I can never know unless I find my self in such a situation.


  1. "Luke 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much."

    Make choices now in what you are presented with by God, and you will have the strength from Him to do what He wants you to do to Glorify Him even in situations like that.

    Unselfishly getting out of bed in the morning prepares you for unselfishly getting out from under cover to save the lives of others.

  2. I'd like to think that I'd be one of the ones lunging at the gunmen, with the logic that even if I got shot, I might distract him long enough to let someone else actually take him out.

    One thing I know - I'd either have been running towards the gunmen, or running away...I wouldn't have been able to cower behind a table. Never have been able to be still when I was scared. Lol!

    I have to agree, though, that I'll never know for sure until I'm in that situation. but I agree with Jay, too, in that I can do what I know to do now, and pray that God gives me strength when I need it. :-\