2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16; Psalm 89:2-3, 16-19; Romans 6:3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10:37-42
At one of the “Special Olympics” events held in Seattle, nine contestants, all disabled in some way, lined up for the start of the one hundred-yard-dash. At the sound of the starter’s gun, all got off well, except one boy who tripped over his own feet, tumbled to the ground, scraped his arm, and began to cry. Hearing this, the other eight all stopped, turned around and went back to where the fallen boy lay. One girl, with “Down Syndrome,” bent down and kissed his injured arm. “This will make it better,” she said. Then all nine held hands and walked together to the finish line. And it should go without saying that anyone privileged enough to be there that…
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