Young boys have long made it a hobby throwing stones.
You envision yourself pitching to a baseball player on some days.
Flat stones skim across a lake’s surface up to three times or more if you perfect your throwing motion.
Rocks are plentiful with a wide variety of uses for a child at play.
At some point children stop playing with rocks and discover their potential to harm when hurled at others.
Emergency room staff share stories of those smitten with stones by friend and foe.
Dentists through emergency dental care also treat wounds of the head and neck resulting from the blows of stones.
Emergency dentists in KC treat the physical wounds but not the scars left behind by those who throw stones.
Writers living in antiquity report the stoning of major historic figures.
Armies storming castles were aware of defenders ability to defeat them with heavy stones as armies pummeled back with the same.
It becomes very dangerous even in today’s times living in glass houses, easy targets for stone throwers.
A good rule to guide us all should be to let he/she who has no sin cast the first stone.
This rule used by us all would leave a lot of stones on the ground where they should be instead of squeezed in our palms and cocked for release.
Throwing stones is overcome being responsible for your actions.
There are many ways to throw stones.
Invalidation, criticism, mudslinging, jealousy, envy, hate, backbiting, uncontrolled anger, hostility, and bullying are at the top of the list.
Harder your heart the higher are chances the person is a stone thrower.
It will be very difficult finding peace with a hardened heart formed from the sting of stones.
Dropping pebbles into life’s pond is entirely different energy, watching each ripple form as an intention for what is good.
A teen standing on a freeway overpass drops a rock causing chaos and mayhem below.
This is totally opposite of the stillness principal, releasing a pebble into the stillness of life discovering the good intentions that bring success and peace.
Psychotic thought would be a plausible explanation for such an act.
Mental health hospitals are full of those who have thrown and been hit by the rocks of life.
Teach the value of life to stop the propagation of stones being thrown.
Our young must understand the danger of hurled stones and the valuable lessons that lead to peace.
Start with the young but don’t forget those who have thrown rocks long after childhood.
Discovering the value of life sets the tone in seeing the bigger picture, you are your brothers keeper.
Teach them to have faith in a higher purpose and in themselves to discover you are better than the act of throwing stones.
From the Diary of my enlightenment,
A.L. Clark, D.D.S. http://dentist4you.biz