Last Job

Last Job

By the time you’re done reading this, I want you to remember this saying:

“Every saint has a past; every sinner has a future.”

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My future is long-begun, and when I look at the past, I’m not trying to find absolution. Instead, I hope to find understanding of how the past has led me to this place of love for children; this place of peace; this place of hard work; this place of integrity; this place of piety, where I pray for people – and not judge them.

Armed robbers stormed a home one night, and ordered everybody:

‘Face to the floor! Close your eyes!’

Among the victims were two children – a boy and a girl – whose estimated ages were 3 and 4, respectively.

The job was almost over when one of the robbers felt a hand tugging at his left trouser. He looked down into two bright eyes full of innocence, not fear. The little girl spoke, and her voice shot this robber in the heart:

‘Uncle Thief, Uncle Thief…’

Her parents gasped, sure that their daughter was going to be shot in the mouth. But the little girl, pointing to the little boy, continued:

‘Uncle Thief, see, this one did not close his eyes.’

The macho man with the gun smiled, patted the girl on the head, and walked out of the home spotting two trails of contrite tears.

And that was his last job.

***

God has many voices.



25 thoughts on “Last Job” by Admin2 (@admin2)

  1. m reading this for the umpteenth time now…short and powerful… I LOVE CHILDREN…so cute and innocent creatures…
    God bless you plenty for the flawless one Harsh. You jes made my day…

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      Aw!
      Thank you for your kind words.
      My day has just been made as well by you.
      Lovely to know you’re out there.
      #

  2. Hmmm…this is fresh. I enjoyed reading it.

    Well done.

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      Thank you.
      It’s “fresh” from 2010.
      But, I’m glad you enjoyed it.
      Thank you for your time.
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  3. Like @omoniyi, I too read this over and over again. Nice one, it hit the spot.

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      Wow!
      That’s lovely to know.
      Thank you.
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  4. Wow….the amazing power of childhood innocence.

    Poignant and powerful short! I love it!

    I’ll have to feature this on my blog …with your permission of course and credit it to you.

    You have achieved one thing many may find hard to do – achieve a BIG objective within a few lines.

    Well DONE!

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      Thank you.
      You have my permission, and it’s an honour to me that you asked.
      Thank you again.
      #

  5. Wow! what an innocent child.
    I love the message.
    Also, it’s straight to the point.
    Well done.

  6. Not funny though… Should be under the category ‘awesome’ alongside flash and fiction :D

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      I hear you.
      Thank you for dropping by;
      I appreciate it.
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  7. This made me smile. I wish it were so in ‘real life.’ Truly, God has many voices.

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      Thank you.
      Please, keep reading.
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  8. Mmm … Interesting!!

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      Isn’t it?
      Thanks for your time.
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  9. mendel martha (@ihenyengladysusile)

    ‘uncle thief, uncle thief…’ that was funny,nice one

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      LOL
      I thought so, too.
      Thanks for your time.
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  10. I hear you loud and clear . Nice one man.

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      Keep your ears open.
      Thanks.
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  11. *Standing Ovation* Short and Beautiful. Great Job

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      Thank you.
      Too kind. Too kind.
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  12. I think I’ve heard this story before, but you gve it your beautiful touch. Good job, @HemingBird

    Hush Hush Newbie

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