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I HAVE MANY PEOPLE I GREATLY RESPECT...

ONE OF THOSE MEN I RESPECT FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY IS:

MAHATMA GANDHI...

Several stories have made an impression in my heart.

I read once that Mahatma Gandhi attended a church in Northern Africa.

Gandhi had read about Jesus' teachings and he loved the words of Christ, especially involving

the philosophy of peaceful nonviolent resistance. He had studied the teaching of "TURNING

THE OTHER CHEEK."

So Gandhi had the opportunity of attending a Christian Church while on a visit to Africa.

Some of the white people saw Gandhi enter the church and assumed he was black. Several

asked him "TO LEAVE AND NEVER COME BACK!"

Wow, how mean and anti-Christian can you be? I understand Gandhi never returned

to a church again.

I read once, Gandhi was traveling and the train was pulling out of the station as he boarded.

As he was running along side the train his sandal fell off. So he bent down and quickly pulled

off his other sandal and threw in down beside the train. Someone asked him: WHY DID YOU

DO THAT? Gandhi said: SOME POOR PERSON WILL FIND THE SANDAL THAT I LOST, SO

I WANT THEM TO HAVE THE PAIR.

Gandhi was an important leader in a difficult time in India. He was loved by his people and

by those around the world. A POOR MOTHER approached Gandhi --- HER SON WAS IN

VERY POOR HEALTH AND WAS OVERWEIGHT. This mother walked all day with her son

to seek Gandhi's help. Gandhi enquired: HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

With tears running down her face she said: MR. GANDHI, MY SON IS ADDICTED TO

SUGAR AND IT IS KILLING HIM. COULD YOU PLEASE ASK MY SON TO STOP EATING

SUGAR IN EXCESS? HE WILL LISTEN TO YOU!

Gandhi looked at the mother and asked her: COME BACK IN A WEEK? So one week later

the Mother brought her son to Gandhi to speak with her son about his addiction to sugar.

The Mother asked Gandhi: WHY COULD YOU NOT SPEAK TO MY SON LAST WEEK?

Gandhi replied: UP TO LAST WEEK I, TOO, ATE TOO MUCH SUGAR. NOW I CAN

SPEAK WITH HIM.

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