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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 mind 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.

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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.

Thankfully, there’s someone who won’t treat us that way. Someone who loves us with an unconditional love that welcomes us into the forever family, regardless of how messed up we are.

May Lord give you the strength you need to accept people as they are, and to help us all be more understanding of those who are different from us!!!

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us. You now have 2 choices.

1.) Show your friends how much you care…. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND.

2.) Don’t send this to anyone and act like it didn’t touch your heart.

Make your choice now……

3 thoughts on “Slideshow : Unconditional Love”

  1. very heart touching …… its tru actully bcoz genrlly v people r very selfish as v just think of ourselves n our convenience ….

  2. This story is teaching us about Christ like love. Selfless love. “love not because of”, “Love not in other to”, but “love inspite of”, Love Just for the sake of love. As mere mortals, we can accept that this type of love is not easy to have for people that are not related to us by blood, or by emmotion. But as children of God, who are called to be Christ like, may we pray that God should give us the spirit to develope and share this type of unconditional love for one another. Amen

  3. I love you very much with all my soul Father in Heaven. Thank you Papang for adopting me despite all my sins and having finally a real brother in Christ and sister in Christ. Mahal din Kita O Diyos ng buong buhay ko.00. Nancy D Sison

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