Spilled Apples

Morning Story and Dilbert

A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago. They had assured their families that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night’s dinner.

In their rush, with tickets and briefcases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table which held a display of baskets of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping or looking back, they all managed to reach the plane in time for their nearly missed boarding. All but one. He paused, took a deep breath, got in touch with his feelings, and experienced a twinge of compassion for the girl whose apple stand had been overturned.

He told his buddies to go on without him, waved goodbye, told one of them to call his wife when they arrived at their home destination and explain his taking a later flight. Then he returned to the terminal where the apples were all over the terminal floor. He was glad he did.

The 16 year old girl was totally blind! She was softly crying, tears running down her cheeks in frustration, and at the same time helplessly groping for her spilled produce as the crowd swirled about her, no one stopping, and no one to care for her plight. The salesman knelt on the floor with her, gathered up the apples, put them into the baskets, and helped set the display up once more. As he did this, he noticed that many of them had become battered and bruised; these he set aside in another basket. When he had finished, he pulled out his wallet and said to the girl, “Here, please take this $20 for the damage we did. Are you okay?”

She nodded through her tears. He continued on with, “I hope we didn’t spoil your day too badly.”

As the salesman started to walk away, the bewildered blind girl called out to him, “Mister…” He paused and turned to look back into those blind eyes. She continued, “Are you Jesus?”

He stopped in mid-stride, and he wondered. Then slowly he made his way to catch the later flight with that question burning and bouncing about in his soul: “Are you Jesus?”

Do people mistake you for Jesus?

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21 comments
  1. Great thought to carry with me as I head out today. Hopefully by 5:00 today someone will have. Thanks.

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    • morningstoryanddilbert said:

      Hey Mark, Thanks for stopping by!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  2. Dave Boller said:

    Great story! Enjoy your upcoming week – I pray someone will mistake you for Jesus! 🙂

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  3. Great reminder. I’ll carry that thought with me as I go about my day. Thanks for another beautiful story. Connie

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  4. ronfurg said:

    Kenny — I counldn’t help notice the stark contrast between today’s Dilbert and the story of the spilled apples. It’s the world’s way vs. the Kingdom way. The big it’s all about me and you don’t matter at all vs. you are important and you matter. Anywho, thanks again for another reminder about….

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    • morningstoryanddilbert said:

      Hey Ron, Thanks for the comment!!!! This story should fall under Kingdom Living for sure. Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  5. Im reminded of a sermon I once heard, that was titiled “Detourable”. In short, basically many of Jesus’ miracles took place by Him being detoured from His original destination. In response to this I have noticed the greatest blessings Im able to give are those that come at my inconvinience. When I can put my wants and desires second to others.

    Great Story! Thank you.

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  6. Debbie said:

    Beautiful, we all need to take a lesson from this.

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  7. charlzwp14 said:

    Good deeds like that are scarce commodities…very inspiring 🙂

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  8. Joyful Reader said:

    This truly spoke to my spirit. Thank you!

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    • morningstoryanddilbert said:

      Hey, Thanks for the comment and thanks for stopping by… Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  9. Awwww, this is marvelous. Doesn’t it feel great knowing that even amidst all evil, there is STILL a lot of good floating all around us.

    Thank you, this is joy!

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  10. I love ALL your entries, they teach some wonderful life-lessons and keeps us grounded, keep bringing them. God bless you for spreading His joy. I know He loves the job you’re doing. Thank you thank you thank you!

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  11. …this is heart tugging, thank you for inspiring me and the world. And this blogging thing you’re doing, sharing with us your beautiful stories, you are sort of “Jesus” =>

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  12. Damn!
    Heart skipped a beat there.
    What a question!
    Do people mistake you for Jesus?

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