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You Are Your Disabled Brother’s Keeper, Too, Sometimes Even More So

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by Treadmarkz

Well, unfortunately the appalling case of Brian Sterner did not teach us anything about how to treat each other, especially those who need their fellow man most to look after them.

Click HERE to read the story of Ed Rivera, a man with cerebral palsy, who has the mental capacity of a two-year-old, who was left on a bus in freezing temperatures over night. What’s worse, the driver admitted to knowing that she was leaving him there! Now who’s got the mental capacity of a two-year-old?

But hey, she left him there so she would not be late for church. Hmm. You know, this reminds me of something I recently read in a book about meditation. In a chapter which focused on religious meditation, the author discussed the relation between faith/prayer and good works/deeds. I forget the wording exactly but the point was that if one is deeply engrossed in meditating on God, and during this meditation he is disturbed by the sound of a fellow man in need of help, he stops the meditation and helps the man.

Just a little tip for the bus driver.

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  1. I never seem to know the etiquette (sp?) of when to help, when not to.
    This question really does not fit with this article, which is too sad, but none the less, could you give any insight on this?
    When in doubt DO or DON’T help?
    Thanks
    GM

    gm

    January 18, 2009 at 9:30 PM


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