Are you too busy to help? Today’s story led me to asking this question of myself.

A young executive was travelling hurriedly through a certain street when he saw a young boy running down the alleyway. The executive slowed his car down in irritation but to his surprise, a brick hit his beautiful car. He was shocked and terribly upset.

The executive disembarked and checked his car to see a dent on it. He approached the young boy who rather than run off, came closer to get the attention of the executive. The executive asked, ‘why did you hit my car?’ and the boy said; ‘sir, I am so sorry, but my little brother has just fallen off his wheelchair and has hurt himself. He is currently under the wheelchair and I cannot lift him nor the wheelchair off. Please do come help me.

Suddenly, the executive’s attention was no longer on his car or his busy schedule. He hastily went along with the boy to the place where the younger brother laid under the wheelchair and lifted the boy back into the chair.


As the older boy thanked the executive but still worried about the car, the executive advised the young boy not to worry and shared the great lesson he had learnt from this incident. The executive jumped back into his car but decided to leave the dent on the car as a reminder for himself.

The lesson learnt by the executive was, ‘not to go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention.’  The lesson made me examine my heart. Am I too busy to help others?


The bible says

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16 (Check out the NET translation here)

Never allow yourself get too busy or too self-focused to notice the people and the challenges around you. God in His word warned us not to forget to do good – which means it is possible for us to get too busy or insensitive to the needs of others around us.

Keep on doing good and keep on sharing as God is well pleased with such sacrifices of time and resources.

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