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The Intervention by Del Parson
The Intervention by Del Parson

The Intervention

While tarrying at the ship landing, waiting for the boat to unload cargo, the travelers observed a man mistreating his wife. As was his custom, Jesus intervened in behalf of the person subjected to attack...When Jesus had led him to one side, he said: 'My friend, I perceive that something terrible must have happened to you; I very much desire that you tell me what could happen to such a strong man to lead him to attack his wife, the mother of his children. What did the woman do to deserve such treatment from her husband?

It was not so much what he said that touched this man's heart as the kindly look and the sympathetic smile which Jesus bestowed upon him.

Said the man: 'I am thankful you restrained me. My wife has done no great wrong; she is a good woman, but she irritates me by the manner in which she picks on me in public, and I lose my temper. I am sorry for my lack of self-control...'

And then, in bidding him farewell, Jesus said: 'Your wife has engaged to go through life with you, to help you fight its battles, and to assume the far greater share of the burden of bearing and rearing your children; and in return for this special service it is only fair that she receive from you that special protection which man can give to woman.

As they went on board the boat, they looked back upon the scene of the teary-eyed couple standing in silent embrace.

Read the rest of the story: The Urantia Book, 133:2.0

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