A couple of
years ago at the Special Olympics the nine finalists in the hundred-yard dash
prepared for the start of the race. When the gun went off, these
contestants with various disabilities headed down the track toward the finish
line. Part way down the track, one of the competitors fell. He tried
to get up, but fell again. He tried again, but without success.
Finally he just lay on the track and began to sob.
One by one
the other eight contestants heard his sobbing and stopped. They all headed
back toward their fallen competitor. When they got there they helped him
up and all nine contestants held hands, walked down the track, and crossed the
finish line together. The crowd couldn't believe it. They rose to
their feet and gave a fifteen-minute standing ovation.
people may have been disabled physically, but they were very advanced
spiritually. They knew that we're called on to serve others, not
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