Monday, February 11, 2013

Martin Luther King on Sacrifice

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But...the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Source: goodreads.com

In memory of and to honor James Jenkins, of Columbus, Ohio, who gave his life trying to save five-year-old Elijah Walker from drowning in icy cold waters.

Jenkins was just driving by and saw the child, who'd fallen through thin ice, struggling in a pond. The water was just too cold - police and rescue personnel struggled as well - Jenkins succumbed, still holding the unconscious boy up, trying to keep him above the water. Elijah passed three days later.

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