There was a man named Oliver and he had received a new car as a Christmas present from his brother. One day shortly thereafter he came out of his office and seen a young boy walking around his shiny new car. As Oliver walked toward him the boy said, “is this yours, mister? Yes, my brother gave it to me. You mean for free, for nothing! Gosh, I wish,,,,” the boy paused. Oliver knew what the boy was going to wish. He wished he had a brother like that. Then the little boy said, “I wish I could be a brother like that.”
Oliver was surprised and a bit taken back. He then asked the boy if he wanted to go for a ride. The boy said, “I’d love that, but mister would you mind taking me to my house?” Oliver thought he knew what the boy wanted. He wanted to show off to his neighborhood or friends. As they drew close the boy asked, “will you stop right there please mister?”
The boy excitedly jumped out and ran upstairs as he was proclaiming he’d be right back.
When he came back he was carrying his little brother that was crippled. They boy said to his brother, “there she is buddy, just like I told you. His brother gave it to him, and someday I’m going to give you one just like it so you can see for yourself all the beautiful things in this world.”
How much love did this boy have for his little brother that he dreamed of spending his life serving and making his crippled little brothers’ life happier? That’s the type of brother, friend, or fellow citizen I hope I can be. How does that little boy live and see the definition of brotherhood so differently than most others? I hope to discipline my mind to be as thoughtful as this little boy. How about you? That’s a thought to ponder on.