Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Hi friends, I would like to share with you this story which I received from my friend. This story touched my heart; I hope your feelings may not be different from mine.

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 mine 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 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. We pose our self as God fearing. Religious, spiritual, social worker, kind hearted and what not but as long as we love God’s creation selectively, we love only good things, then we are fooling our self. We can’t fool the creator. Unconditional love is the first step towards spiritualism. Love every body but give more love to those who need it more.