Amid the turmoil and the ill feelings surrounding a nation's decision to go to war, Cris Larsen found a way to bring peace to someone who had a lot at stake. That only happened, however, after he had decided to take a short road trip to get family members away from the heat, only to land in the middle of it. It took some quick thinking by Cris and an action that, if he's Catholic, might land him in the confession booth later. We absolve you, Cris.
Cris told this story at our April Story Night when the theme was "Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time."