George Whitefieled: “I’ve never felt better than when I do my best to God.”
The quote above remind us to always remember our identity as human beings. Do what the best for God, which is do kindness to all people in the world unconditionally. Don’t use our weakness to not doing good to other people. There is an interesting story taken from the book Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul and based on a true story which quoted from an article in Arizona newspaper in 1985, about a call for action to save others.
Bob Butler lost both his legs because of mine explosion during the Vietnam war in 1965. He returned as a war hero. Twenty years later, he proved that heroism comes from the heart.
One day in summer, Butler was working in the garage in a small town in Arizona. At that moment he heard a woman screaming hysterically from the back of his neighbor’s house. He pedaled his wheelchair into the house and headed to the backyard. But there is a locked fence that does not allow the wheelchair to pass. The veteran then got out of the chair, jump over the fence with both hands and crawled through the bushes and grass as soon as possible.
“I shall soon get there,” he said. “No matter whether it will be painful and hurt my body.”
When Butler arrived at the back of the house, he followed the screams had come to the pool, where there is a three-year-old daughter lying on the bottom of the pond. The boy was born with no arms, fell into a swimming pool and could not swim.
Her mother stood at the edge of the pool, yelling hysterically. Butler immediately dive to the bottom of the pool and brought Stephanie out. His face was blue, there was no heartbeat and no breathing.
Butler immediately give artificial respiration when Stephanie’s mother called the fire department (911). She said all the firefighters are out on duty, and no officer in the office. With no hope, she cried and hugged Butler’s shoulders.
While continuing to give artificial respiration, Butler calm Stpehanie’s mother. “Do not worry,” he said. “I’ve become his hand to take him out of the pool. He’ll be fine. Now I’m into her lungs. Together we will get through.”
Two minutes later the little girl coughed, regained consciousness and began to cry. As they hugged each other and give thanks, Stephanie’s mother asked how Butler know everything will be solved properly.
“When both my legs in the Vietnam War exploded, I was alone in the middle of the field,” Butler said. “No one wants to come to help, except a young Vietnamese woman. With difficulty she dragged my body to the village, and she whispered with his bad English, ‘Everything is OK. You can live. I became your feet. Together we can get through it all. ‘ ”
“Right now my turn,” said Butler told to Stephanie’s mother, “To reply all that I have received.”
Things to LEARN from the story :
The story above tells how Butler care to the voice he heard that make him to help even though his condition was not possible to help (Butler had lost both his legs). But it does not shrink his intention to help with his limitations. INCREDIBLE! Now what about us?
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