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A Touching Story

A few years ago at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100 yard dash. At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish to run the race to the finish and win. All, that is, except one boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times and began to cry.

The other eight heard the boy. They slowed down and looked back. They all turned around and went back. Every one of them. One girl with Down’s Syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, “This will make it better.” All nine linked arms and walked across the finish line together. Everyone in the stadium stood, and the cheering went on for several minutes. People who were there are still telling the story. Why? Because deep down we know one thing. What matters most in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What truly matters in this life is helping others win, even if it means slowing down and changing our course.

In our personal life we come across such scenarios on regular basis and our reaction to such situation has mostly been very selfish. It is time to spare a thought, if the world continues to move as it is going right now, in the days to come it would be difficult to find help from someone, when you need the most. It is up to us to make a difference.

Resurrection Story

“Why I Believe the Resurection Story”

This band of disciples was beaten and weary,
yet almost overnight it transformed itself into a victorious faith movement.
If this had occurred simply on the basis of auto-suggestion and self-deceit,
it would have been a much greater miracle than the Resurrection itself.

–Pinchas Lapide, Jewish theologian (1922-1997)

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