Friday, February 7, 2014

A Story on Friendship

~ Author Unknown

A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Iraq. He called his parents from Florida.

"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 an IED and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us."

"I'm sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live."

"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 would 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 Miami 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 Miami 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....

3 comments:

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Anonymous said...

God is the only thing that has repeatedly let me down. You can only put your faith in people, not a magical sky wizard. Because that magical sky wizard doesn't exist.

I worship humanity. Sure, sometimes they let me down. But they're there. They can hear me. The can talk to me. They can love me.

That's a hell of a lot more than you can say for your "God".

Anonymous said...

well friends can also share different ideas and backgrounds and also u can be friends with gay people too they are the same as u or i just dont share the same views. If u want to preach equality and fairness u better practice what u preach