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And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

- Luke 10:34

The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that 1 should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary.

- Isaiah 50:4a

I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

- Acts 20:35

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

- Galatians 6:2

 


    The clatter aroused everyone's attention. After a few seconds of silence, someone yelled, "Way to go, 'Graceful'!" Others whistled and clapped.

    The embarrased and flustered girl tried to pick up her spilled items as the "cheering" continued. Observing this, Annette rushed to her side. "Don't worry about it," she said, as she helped the girl to quickly pick up her things. "This happens to everybody."

    The relieved girl smiled a bit. "Yes, but not in front of everybody," she sighed.

    "Oh, tomorrow you'll laugh about it," Annette replied kindly.

    Contrast the words of the person who yelled with those of Annette. What differences in motive and goal can be observed?


    After reading a story in the local newspaper in which several profane swearwords were printed, John telephoned the editor to voice his concern.

    "Thanks for calling, John," the editor responded, "but this is a free country. We only quoted Mr. McMehnen's words. This is a case of freedom of speech."

    "But his 'freedom of speech' takes away my 'freedom to read' without being offended," John replied. "Is that fair?"

    "That's an interesting point, John."

    "Sir, can I ask you to consider an example for a moment? Imagine that there were no standards for driving. Many would then lose their freedom to drive safely,


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