miracle called friendhip
by, 9th June 2011 at 03:22 PM (1230 Views)
this story was once told by my teacher....and i do still remember it ....after many years i got this same story by mail...... im sharing this story wit all of u...ponder over urself after reading this...
A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after
having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco.
"Mom and Dad, I'm coming home, but I've a favor to ask. I have a
friend I'd like to bring home with me."
"Sure," they replied, "we'd love to meet him."
"There's something you should know the son continued, "he was hurt
pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mind and lost an
arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live
"I'm sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere
"No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us." "Son," said the father,
"you don't know what you're asking. Someone with such a handicap
ould be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and
we can't let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you
should just come home and forget about this guy. He'll find a way to
live on his own."
At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing
more from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the
San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a
building,they were told. The police believed it was suicide. The
grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the
city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him,
but to their horror they also discovered something they didn't know,
their son had only one arm and one leg.
The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love
those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don't like
people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. We would
rather stay away from people who aren't as healthy, beautiful, or
smart as we are.
Thankfully, there's someone who won't treat us that way. Someone
who loves us with an unconditional love that welcomes us into the
forever family, regardless of how messed up we are. Tonight, before
you tuck yourself in for the night, say a little prayer that God will
give you the strength you need to accept people as they are, and to
help us all be more understanding of those who are different from us!!!
There's a miracle called Friendship
That dwells in the heart
You don't know how it happens
Or when it gets started
But you know the special lift
It always brings
And you realize that Friendship
Is God's most precious gift!
Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed.
They make you smile and encourage you to succeed They lend an >ear,
they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their
hearts to us.
Show your friends how much you care..
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