Kidnapper sues former hostages for breach of contract

In RV Robin Williams plays a dad who’s an advertising executive that takes his family on a cross-country vacation as a ruse in order to meet with some potential clients, placate an over-bearing boss and keep his job.

After a boatload of mishaps and close calls the truth comes out and he admits everything. In response, his wife offers some empathy by admitting one thing she could have done differently. The dad then replies …

“So you admit that this is all your fault?”

It’s absolutely hilarious!

But blaming others can be a serious issue and is nothing new. In the garden of Eden after they ate of the fruit the man blamed the woman and the woman blamed the serpent. But a recent story of blaming others is as ridiculous as it gets.

Jesse Dimmick was convicted of kidnapping Jared and Lindsay Rowley in 2009. Now he’s suing them for breach of contract because they did not help him hide from police.

Dimmick was fleeing from murder charges in Colorado when a high-speed chase ended with him crashing a stolen van into the Rowleys’ home. The Rowleys said that Dimmick took them hostage at knifepoint, but they later gained his trust by offering him Cheetos, Dr. Pepper and watching the movie “Patch Adams” together.

The Rowleys later escaped after Dimmick fell asleep.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Dimmick is suing the couple for $235,000, in part to cover the medical bills incurred from being shot by police.

WOW! Such twisted logic is mind-boggling! But before you go handing out awards, let’s be honest. We all struggle with owning our sinfulness and self-centeredness. The only real solution is the grace of God!

But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ. ~ Romans 5:17

Our honesty makes room for God’s grace to swallow up our sinfulness; and that in turn opens the door for the Holy Spirit to create in us the character and heart of Jesus.

Are you blaming others or swimming in His grace?

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