Apr 29

Helen Tyte

Forgiveness

An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four young men in the act of getting into her vehicle, obviously with the intention of stealing it. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun (it was Florida!), proceeding to shout at the top of her lungs, “I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!”

The four men didn’t wait for a second threat. They got out and ran like mad into the distance.

The lady, despite being very shaken, proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver’s seat.
She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then she realised why. It was for the same reason that there was a football, a Frisbee and two 12-packs of beer on the back seat.
She found her own car parked four or five spaces down in the parking lot. She loaded her bags into her car and drove to the police station to confess her mistake.

The sergeant couldn’t stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four shaking men were reporting a carjacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, with glasses and curly white hair, carrying a large handgun.

The men forgave the lady, no charges were filed and I’m sure they all enjoyed retelling the story to their other friends!

The moral of the story is that we all make mistakes. When we mess up we need to confess and ask for forgiveness. God loves us and will forgive us, just turn to God and say sorry.

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