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Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Brother Like that

Now it is Christmas day I want to share with you all a story that I read in the book called “Chicken Soup for the Soul” I really like reading this book. It touched my heart and it is a nice story for Christmas. By the way I want to say Merry Christmas to all my visitors here, especially those always coming every day to drop my ec. I really appreciate it.

A man named Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas eve Paul came out of his office, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it. Is this your car mister? He asked.
Paul nodded. My brother gives it to me for Christmas. The boy was astounded. You mean your brother gives it to you and it didn’t cost you anything? Boy, I wish… he hesitated.
Of course Paul knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the lad said jarred Paul all the way down to his Heels.
I wish, the boy went on, that I could be a brother like that.
Paul looked at the boy in astonishment, and then impulsively he added, would you like to take a ride in my automobile?
Oh yes, I’d love that.
After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said, Mister would you mind driving in front of my house?
Paul smiled a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home with a big automobile. But Paul was wrong again. Will you stop where those two steps are? The boy asked.
He ran up the steps. Then in a little while Paul him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.
There she is, buddy, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Christmas and it didn’t cost him a cent. And someday I’m gonna give you one just like it… then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the Christmas windows that I’ve been trying to tell you about.
Paul got out and lifted the lad to the front seat of his car. The shining eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable holiday ride. This Christmas Eve, Paul leaned what Jesus meant when he said: “ it is more blessed to give…”

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