Friday, June 09, 2006

Laurie Beth Jones tells the interesting story of a young man who trained for months and months to run in a one hundred meter race in the Special Olympics. When the gun finally sounded and he leaped out in front of the rest, it seems the excitement of the race overcame him. Each foot went in different directions and he came tumbling down right in front of the starting block. The other racers each as eager as he was to compete in this great event, nevertheless stopped running their own race and turned back to help him. The crowd came to their feet as his competitors lovingly lifted him up and then walked arm in arm across the finish line together.

Don’t you wonder what this world would be like if we played by that rule: that nobody wins until we all do.

Maybe playing by that rule would help us find a solution to illegal immigration and what to do about all the illegal people already in our country.

I don’t think it would hurt to give this rule consideration in every tough decision we make.