The boy knows who he was inspired by. He had the feeling, he acted upon it. I
believe him. I've had many experiences myself when a subtle pure thought
comes that inspires you do to do something you were not originally planning on.
A cynic deprives himself of such experiences and I feel sorry for him. However,
if he wants to have them the recipe is simple - stop being cynical and make some
changes in your life.
Thank you Flying Spaghetti Monster!
(Part two)One way to know the voice is His is if you are busy at
another task, and the warning comes suddenly, unbeckoned when you are as this
young boy was, otherwise occupied in a happy event somewhere else. Your mind is
suddenly taken to where your body needs to be to help another of God's
creations-in this case, one of 85 years-and you can make a change for good.
Kameron dropped his joystick (or whatever he was playing with his friend) and
saved the life of his great-grandmother. Every life is precious.
There are two large lessons in this story, and I hope we all learn to heed them
both. (I have to post this in two parts.)First, always listen to and
believe children. If it turns out they were telling a whopper, then you get to
discipline them, but first give them the benefit of your full attention. @Brahmabull, and LDS2, just because you have turned away from the voice
of the Holy Ghost does not mean you are not being watched over and blessed. I
hope you return to the Lord, and start listening, for He is always there. He
never left.Literally hundreds of warnings have thankfully come to
me, both large and small, saving my cars from accidents, my house from burning
down, a pet from drowning, my children from tears or much worse, and me from
doing stupid things I later knew I'd regret. The one time I ignored the
still, small voice (which came to me twice...but I was exhausted and told
myself, "if it's that important, it will come a third time and then
I'll be sure to do it") my baby died.
@Brahmabull - Why not be inspired by God? The boy believes it happened. He
listened. He followed that prompting. He did the right thing and got help for
his great-grandma. Who else would have inspired him to do so? Certainly not his
Cats,I'm not convinced that sentiment is "What Jesus Would
He's my Hero! Following through on our impressions is something we rarely
see. At leasthe won"t go to bed tonight saying "I wished I
had". He not only checked on his great-grandmother he tookaction. His
neighbor could learn a lot from this young man.
Great job to him for doing this. But inspired by god? That I don't know
I hope the neighbor who refused to help feels pretty foolish.
So wonderful that this young man listened when the spirit prompted him! What a
great priesthood holder he will be some day!