A stone worth its throw

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They say, don’t they, you should never throw stones. Another great old saying is: People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
But correct me if I’m wrong. Many thousands of years ago a whole nation was at risk, to a great giant enemy that was easily able to instil unimaginable fear into a whole nation. A nation that felt cornered, so to speak. Unable to free itself to move into a brighter future for it’s next generation.
The people’s knees went weak with fear. Everyone thought in their human understanding there was no way possible to move forward.
But at the close of this seemingly tragic story the unthinkable happened.
If I read the story correctly a young kid, a nobody, stood out and said: ‘I’ll fight this giant.’
The giant laughed his head off at the boy and then threatened to rip him apart and feed him to the birds of the air.
But the kid said to the giant: ‘You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the living God whom you defied!’
Well, we know the end of the story: the kid slung what seemed like a small silly harmless stone and killed the giant stone dead.
And in doing so set a NATION free.
This story shows that sometimes a whole nation living in fear, unable to see a light to light the way ahead, can be set free from a very unforeseen angle…
Patrick.