I Didn’t Kill The Gecko …

I Didn’t Kill The Gecko …

A few days ago I saw a baby gecko lizard in my bathroom. Anyone who knows me knows how averse I am to insects and such things, but I let it slide. Two days later, I saw it again and I trapped it under the toilet plunger and decided that I would leave it there until it died. Then something weird happened…

All day yesterday I kept thinking about this baby gecko that was no more than 3 centimetres long. I was on air, doing my show, but I kept wondering and thinking about the little reptile.  Did it have siblings, you know, little gecko brothers and sisters. I started to wonder if gecko had a family structure, if frantically some gecko mum was mourning her wayward gecko son/daughter that hadn’t been home in a week. Then I started to wonder, was it hungry, was it slowly emaciating away in its toilet plunger prison. I started to wonder if it was in pain. Then it hit me, I was hours away from becoming a gecko murderer. I couldn’t deal with it. I got home and rushed straight to the bathroom, grabbed the toilet plunger, scared of what I’d find and the gecko was still there but it wasn’t moving.

I was a murderer.

Suddenly it sprang to life and ran towards the back of the lavatory and I smiled, turned and walked away, happy that I hadn’t killed one of God’s creations.

As we start a new week, I’m going to treat as many people as I can in the same way that I treated that lizard. No, I’m not going to imprison you with a toilet plunger, but I am gonna set you free. I’m not going to be the person that imprisons his fellow man, whether literally or figuratively. I’m gonna let every one just be. Like that gecko, I don’t know your back story, I don’t know where you are from and I don’t know what your dreams and aspirations are. The only thing I do know, is that i’m not going to be the one standing in your way.

Have a great week.

Jedi Master T

April 10th, 2016

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