Author: Alfred Benjamin King
Title of Today’s Story: Breaking all the rules
Date: 19th May 2011 (Thursday)
BREAKING ALL THE RULES
Sean was the second coolest guy in high school. He was on the football team and girls admired him because he’s got game and he also had a way with words or maybe lines. He was that guy that other guys want to be, with the exception of the number one coolest guy in school, Danny.
Sean didn’t care that he was the 2nd coolest guy in school and not the 1st, until he had a misunderstanding with Danny who was also the captain of the football team.
During the period Sean and Danny stopped talking, Sean realised that Danny controlled all of his friends. Everybody falls in line with whatever the coolest kid in sight says. So life kinda sucks alot when you have a misunderstanding with the coolest kid in sight and he says alot of bad things about you.
Ever since that experience, Sean became obsessed with becoming the most popular kid in sight – He became obsessed with trying to be the Number One most popular kid in school. Being number two wasn’t going to cut it any more.
Sean discovered that one of the keys of High School coolness is to get everyone talking about you all the time. You must do something exciting all the time so people would always have something new about you to talk about.
Of all the things that Sean did, he found out that the buzz around High School about him was stronger whenever he broke the rules so Sean started breaking the rules consistently, and the more he did so, the more popular he got. He soon became more popular than Danny and it made him feel on top of the world.
Anywhere you went around High School you could hear kids begining conversations with, “Have you heard the latest thing Sean did?”
Sean was becoming a brand all by himself, and this brand was hot on everyone’s lips.
Sean was exploiting breaking the rules to achieve greater heights of coolness.
Barry, the student everyone called Jesus Freak, noticed exactly what was going on with Sean and so he talked to Sean but Sean wouldn’t listen. He told Barry that he was just a self righteous goody – two – shoes Jesus Freak who thinks he is better than everyone else.
Sean also told Barry that he shouldn’t dare ever again give him advise about his personal life otherwise he would add locking up Barry in the boot of his own car to the list of cool things he has done.
Sean got used to breaking the law but doing it carefully so he wouldn’t get into trobule with the police. One day, when he and some of his friends went out, Sean saw a ‘No Smoking’ sign and he just felt compelled that he should smoke there.
Sean bought a cigarette and went directly under the sign to get ready to start smoking. He waited till some passer-bys and High School students noticed what he was about to do.
Someone in the crowd shouted to Sean not to do what he was about to do. The guy shouted that smoking’s wasn’t allowed where he was standing and that he should obey the ‘No Smoking’ sign and he shouldn’t dare smoke there.
Sean laughed and screamed out, “Or else what?” to the guy in the crowd who warned him and was staying at a distance from him just as the rest of the crowd.
Sean took out a lighter then lit it.
The very next second, KABOOM!!!.
The whole area where Sean stood exploded. He was standing in an area beside a room where a highly explosive gas was kept. It was the reason the ‘No Smoking’ sign was there in the first place.
The whole crowd witnessed Sean’s death.
Rules exist for a reason.
Sean went out with a bang. It may not be the kind of bang that he wanted but it was a bang all the same.
The attendance at his funeral was proof of his popularity. Apparently, in spite of how tragic his last stunt to make himself attain more coolness and popularity was, he had achieved his goal of increasing his popularity. Too bad it cost him everything, namely his life.
If only Sean had listened to Barry instead of thinking he was some sick self-righteous dude like most folks think all Christians are, Sean would have been alive today not lying in a coffin covered with daises put there by many strangers his popularity had attracted.
Q & A
1) What experience made Sean obsessed with trying to become the most popular kid in sight?
2) What did Sean discover was one of the keys to coolness in high school?
3) Do rules exist for a reason?
[a] Yes [b] No
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“Oh Lord God, I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Your word says, ‘… whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved’ (Acts 2:21)
So now I ask Jesus to come into my heart to be the lord of my life. I receive eternal life into my spirit and according to Romans 10: 9, ‘That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved’ , Therefore I declare that I am saved; I am born – again; I am a child of God! I now have Christ dwelling in me, and greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world! (1 John 4:4). I now walk in the consciousness of my new life in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!”
PRAYER FOR THE RETURNING BACK SLIDER (ONLY):
“Oh lord God, I ask for your mercy and forgiveness for turning my back on you. I come back to you today in total sincerity and like the parable of the prodigal son, I thank you for receiving me back with Joy and Gladness.
I confess that Jesus Christ is the lord of my life and God the father is my Daddy. Hallelujah!”
PRAYER TO RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT:
“Oh Father, I thank you now for making me born again. For making me your child.
I ask that you give me your Holy Spirit to live in me and with me. For your word says that you would freely give the Holy Spirit to all those who ask. I open my heart and receive, and I know by faith that you have given me your Holy Spirit. Thank you Father. In Jesus name. Amen.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alfred Benjamin King is a full time writer and illustrator. He is one of the leading Christ – Minded writers in both fiction and non – fiction today.
His contribution to literature is extra ordinary. He created two new genres of literature namely, “D.I.P” and “S+C.S”
His literally works and special projects have gone spiral on the web; wheeling in an ever increasing number of views per post.
Alfred Benjamin King was the founder and General Overseer of the “Disciples of Jesus” which he has now dissolved into a concept based on divine direction.
He currently lives in the city of Port – Harcourt in Nigeria, Africa.