Evil: The Ultimate Opportunist

This is a powerful story and I felt compelled to share it. As you read, who might you be? Bill (the one who lived it)? Mary, his wife? The young woman? What would you do in such a situation – would faith or fear carry you through?

Unshakable Hope

I recently read a blog post that reminded me of an incident that occurred a few years after Mary and I were married.

I was working for a company that required me to be on-call for one week per month. This was a few years before cell phones were readily available so we still used pagers. I still remember the sick feeling I’d get when I would hear that annoying beeping noise in the middle of the night or during holiday celebrations. I had to drop everything and immediately drive the 30+ miles to work.

Around two o’clock one morning, that annoying beeping noise woke us from a dead sleep. After walking over to the sink and splashing cold water on my face, I called the answering service and heard the message that I was needed at work right away.

While getting dressed, I opened my wallet and discovered that…

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Progress not perfection - that's my goal. Live and learn - that's my motto. I like to share bits of wisdom and glimmers of insight gleaned on my life journey of 50+ years. My hope is to encourage, perhaps inspire, fellow journeyers. Each of us has something to share. Let's be generous, gracious and compassionate with one another. I am blessed to be a blessing... so are you!
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2 Responses to Evil: The Ultimate Opportunist

  1. bethbyrnes says:

    Well, I don’t know what to make of this story. I feel badly for everyone involved. I would not likely give a ride to anyone I didn’t know, since I am a woman and don’t feel that I am equipped to fight off an attacker under most scenarios. I would certainly lock myself in my car, keep the alleged victim in sight and call the police on his/her behalf.


    • verawrites says:

      That sounds like a good plan, Beth; you’re right, it’s different for women. Plus we do have cell phones now… I wonder what became of the victim? I hope she recovered from the trauma…


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