LOVE AND CONCERN
There is a true story of a very touching experience. An old
man collapsed on a street corner in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
and was rushed to Kings County Hospital. The nurse on duty,
after some inquiry, "discovered" that a certain
marine stationed in North Carolina might be the man's son.
She called the officer-in-charge and requested that the marine
be sent to the hospital.
the marine arrived, she took him immediately to the bedside
of the dying man and said, "Your son's here". The
old man was heavily sedated, but he slowly reached out his
hand. The marine grasped it gently, and held it for the next
four hours. As the nurses came and went, they asked the marine
to go out and relax for a while, but he didn't.
After the man died, the marine asked the nurse. "Who
was that man?" "Wasn't he your father?" the
nurse said. "No", said the marine, "but I saw
he was dying and needed a son badly. So I stayed!"
Love and Concern have no limits; Love and Concern have no
relatives; Love and Concern embrace all, and in a special
way those who suffer, those who have no one to assist them,
those who are abandoned, and mark my words, even those who
do not deserve our love! "For if you love those who love
you, what credit is that to you?"