Doing God's Work

February 12, 2009
By LeonLionheart BRONZE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
LeonLionheart BRONZE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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It was mid morning on a cold December day, when the local toy store was held up. Because it was Christmas season, there were many parents, grandparents, even aunts and uncles there. More importantly, were the poor kids, terrorized by the sight of the man pointing a gun at them. Their fears suddenly intensified, as a crack of thunder resounded through the store, the gunman falling down. Two twin loud noises came right afterwards, with men that had shirts that said Police on them rushing into the store from the back.

A lone police officer with a cross around his neck walked calmly in the front of the store, not holding a gun like the others, but a bible. He waved for the hostages to exit the store behind him, which they happily did. One woman stopped and asked him one question before she left. 'How is it you can do your job following your religion without sinning?'

'I help people,' the officer said. 'What more can I do to help out my god?'

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on Jan. 17 2012 at 3:32 pm
Bookwizard PLATINUM, Watertown, New York
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Favorite Quote:
If you love something, let it go. If it comes back it was always yours, if it doesn't it never was.

I don't get it

Sail_ BRONZE said...
on Jan. 17 2012 at 12:35 pm
Sail_ BRONZE, Eugene, Oregon
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i like the idea of it, and i seriously think that this could be made into a great story! i used that same picture for one of my poems! lol great job!

on Sep. 25 2011 at 8:42 pm
Karolina95 SILVER, SUNNYSIDE, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"...people who suffer the most are those who don’t know what they want." -Meredith Grey (3x21)
”Time is what we want the most, but what we use the worst”-William Penn
"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way." -Juan Ramon Jimenez

awsome ! i really liked the idea although i do see room for improvement. i think more details would answer lots of questions about the situation given :)

inkers GOLD said...
on Jul. 3 2011 at 2:35 pm
inkers GOLD, Midland, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"And the lamplight gloating o'er him threw his shadow on the floor... and my soul from out that shadow... shall be lifted, nevermore!" - Poe

Very good message! Be careful though, "God" needs to be capitalized here! <3

on Jun. 7 2011 at 11:30 pm
Annieboo SILVER, Salt Lake City, Utah
7 articles 5 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
Some one who gets tricked is a fool. Some one who trusts is an even bigger fool. But if you get tricked and tricked again...and still trust...that's makes you the best person to know.

Even though it was short, the message was really clear.  I like how you kept a unique angle on it and the last line was a good closer.

LexiB SILVER said...
on Oct. 16 2010 at 9:02 am
LexiB SILVER, Tallassee, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified, do not be discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you where ever you go."

Joshua 1:9

I like it, but I think it would be better if it were longer.

on Sep. 20 2010 at 2:53 am
LeonLionheart BRONZE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Hey everybody, 

I just wanted to stop by and let you guys know that I've gone and added quite a bit to this story, so if anybody wants me to upload it let me know and I'll do so.

on Aug. 7 2010 at 10:54 pm
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
8 articles 2 photos 513 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live for today, not for tomorrow

This is interesting. You should continue it.

brie13 GOLD said...
on Apr. 24 2010 at 12:10 pm
brie13 GOLD, Sparks, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
What is the meaning of life? -- To live ( Mr.Swigart- Bio Teacher)

i lovve your creativity ! (: Your story reminded me of how in the bible the word of god is sharper than a doubled edged sword. keep wriing about what you believe in !

on Mar. 24 2010 at 6:00 am
Beautiful @ inspiring

on Mar. 15 2010 at 9:19 pm
BreeTayler PLATINUM, Carlisle, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Where there is love there is life." --Ghandi

I love it and I appreciate it. Thank you.

on Jan. 17 2010 at 8:10 am
I love how the American flag is the picture for this post :D

on Dec. 4 2009 at 6:39 pm
thesilverrose BRONZE, Richardson, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead." -Benjamin Franklin

Wonderful!!! I love the story. My favorite part is the end when the lady stops and talks to the officer. His reply is so great. Keep writing! Two thumbs up!

on Mar. 19 2009 at 4:17 pm
undignified SILVER, Dryden, Washington
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i like it!


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