Almost everything that could go wrong for the Beck family over Thanksgiving break did go wrong, Glenn Beck said on his radio program Monday. But Beck and his family learned an incredible lesson from the incidents: "No matter what happens, everything is going to be OK."
"I don't want to compare what happened over my weekend to what happened maybe in your life, because I know a lot of Americans have it far worse than I have it," Beck began. "But over the weekend ... two cars broke down, including losing the transmission on a brand new -- well, used -- truck that I got. We lost our hot water heater. We lost the heat in our house. We went tree hunting and our truck got stuck in the mud. It's a 4x4, got stuck in the mud and had to be pulled out. When we finally did get it pulled out, my wife was following in another car that we had to borrow from a friend because our other car had broken down ... and a rock spit out of my tire and broke the windshield of the car we had borrowed."
As Beck mentioned last week, his house was also sprayed by a skunk.
"But I will tell you that, through all of this weekend, through everything that happened, my family was laughing and we were singing and we created some of the best memories we have ever had," Beck said. "I found truth this weekend. I found joy this weekend. That no matter what happens, everything is going to be OK. That there's no reason to get upset. It's all going to work out."
Beck said as they were driving home with their Christmas tree -- which ended up flying off the hood of the car -- his son-in-law asked him whether they had bad karma. Why else could everything seemingly go wrong?
"I said, 'It's not karma,'" Beck remarked. "'I look at the world differently. What is it we're supposed to learn? What is it we're supposed to get out of this?' ... We're supposed to learn everything is going to be OK. Stop sweating the small stuff. It isn't what happens to you in life. It's how you deal with it."
But Beck said his heart still sank as he read the news over the weekend.
"What is wrong with us?" he asked. "We're fighting on Black Friday over panties. In the name of justice, we killed two people with hammers in St. Louis. Protestors hit the streets, hit the malls, beat people up, losing businesses for what? ... Pushing and shoving and beating and yelling and screaming for a discount on meaningless crap that won't have any meaning to any of us? We won't even remember the crap we fought over a year from now!"
Beck also read articles showing that more Americans are forgoing medical care due to increased costs, that the caliphate is growing in intensity, and he said those in power "mock those who warn."
"Our president is becoming more of a king every day, lecturing us on how to behave while praising the protestors," Beck continued. "The people have gone insane. And our republic is gasping for breath. What is wrong with us?"
But Beck said that as he was waiting for a tow truck on the side of the road over the weekend, "neighbor after neighbor" pulled over and offered to help.
"As I was hurting in the cold, one neighbor pulled his car off to the side of the road and stopped and waited with me," Beck said. "He has a ton of health problems. His pain dwarfs mine. It's profound. He may lose a limb because of what he has going on. As we stood out in the cold, I watched him and I listened to him and I thought, 'How many times has this guy welcomed death, even if it was just for a moment? And without flinching, complaining, or even seemingly noticing the cold, he asked me about [my health problems].'"
Beck said a man who is in far more pain that he is pulled over to help ease his burden.
"This is the man I wish to be. This is the man we must inspire others to be," Beck concluded. "Each of us need to reach deep down into ourselves and find the best man or woman we can find. Your past doesn't matter. Your pain doesn't matter. Your financial status doesn't matter. Your race doesn't matter. What matters is not what happened to you. What matters is what you do with your life."
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