In the Face of the Inevitable
It is difficult to even remember you have a choice when you are pinned to the ground and the inevitable, unavoidable and inescapable is in your face like a 400lb., full grown, male lion! In a true safari record, a hunter shot a lion, but it kept coming and hit the man with a full-body-force lunge that slammed the man on his back and flung his rifle into the tall grass! Nailed to the ground, the hunter was about to be eaten. It was inevitable, unavoidable and inescapable, but the man CHOSE LIFE. He stuck his hand in that monster’s gaping mouth and grabbed its tongue, twisted it and shoved it back into the lion’s throat. The desperate grip kept the tongue at such an angle that the lion couldn’t even shut his jaw. That hunter lay there, determined to follow through on his choice while the hot breath of his enemy filled his nostrils and thick saliva slimed down his arm and every bone in the man’s body vibrated under the growl of the glaring beast. The man continued the choke-hold for forty-five minutes while his guide ran for the jeep and returned to run over the lion and kill it! Choose Life, even in the face of the inevitable, unavoidable and inescapable.
(This is the ninth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Continuing to Choose Life“ which was published in SEEC Magazine -Volume 19 Issue 6. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)