Sometimes, I have a terrible feeling that I am dying not from the virus, but from being untouchable. —¬†Amanda Heggs,¬†AIDS patient. A friend wrote recently how much he missed a handshake, and how he hopes that it will not be lost forever. Daily, we hear of the tragedy when spouses can’t be with each other…

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A few weeks back I wrote about immunity and didn’t do a very good job. People thought I was angry. I apologize, and will try again with a different twist. There comes a time in many of our lives when we realize that friends and neighbors are getting seriously ill and a few even die.…

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At some point in our life we will be called to exchange self for someone else’s problem, illness, or crisis. He or she might be a spouse, sibling, parent, child, friend, or a complete stranger. When it happens, it can be one of the most profound spiritual moments you can experience. For in so doing…

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Open your eyes and look for some man, or some work for the sake of men, which needs a little time, a little friendship, a little sympathy, a little sociability, a little human toil…. It is needed in every nook and corner. Therefore search and see if there is not a place where you may…

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I apologize for being so negative lately. I forgot my adage, “When all else fails, be kind.” It is difficult when faced with stupidity, ugliness, and arrogance to remember this adage, but it is even more important to do so. Sometimes kindness is easy, but every once in a while, kindness takes some effort. When…

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