little boy was told by the doctor that he could save his sister's
life by giving her some blood. The six-year-old girl was near
death, a victim of a disease from which the boy had made a
marvelous recovery two years earlier. Her only chance for
restoration was a blood transfusion from someone who had previously
conquered the illness. Since the two children had the same
rare blood type, the boy was the ideal donor.
you like to give your blood for Mary?" the doctor
asked. The boy hesitated. His lower lip started to tremble.
Then he smiled, and said, "Sure,
Doc. I'll give my blood for my sister." Soon the
two children were wheeled into the operating room Mary, pale
and thin; Johnny, robust and the picture of health. Neither
spoke, but when their eyes met, Johnny grinned. As his blood
siphoned into Mary's veins, one could almost see new life
come into her tired body.
The ordeal was almost over when Johnny's
brave little voice broke the silence,
"Say Doc, when do I die?" It was only then
that the doctor realized what the moment of hesitation, the
trembling of the lip, had meant earlier. Little Johnny actually
thought that in giving his blood to his sister he was giving
up his life! And in that brief moment, the final decision
that he had made was the greatest love of all... the unconditional
sacrificing love... Sacrificing PART of what you have is human
nature, but sacrificing all of what you have needs a lot of
LOVE. Nowadays people always think of what they can get
in return before giving, if the return is less than their
givings, then they will be reluctant to give.