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This story may appear a little long but is well worth the read; it's truly 
beautiful and inspiring!
Your friends.
Bridget
PS: I was almost in tears (of joy) by the end of it!


>From: bebrad@nbnet.nb.ca (bebrad)
>To: eds@maine.rr.com, awhitejp@nb.sympatico.ca, Donna Snow 
><dosnow@nbnet.nb.ca>, virginiabradley@sprint.ca, maryh@holmesdist.com, 
>Suzan_Reid@wellingtoncssb.edu.on.ca (Suzan Reid), Bridget Rambeau 
><bridge@nbnet.nb.ca>
>Subject: Fw: Shaya
>Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 13:23:22 -0400
>
>  True story:
>I liked this story
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > subject:  Where is God's Perfection?
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to 
>learning
> >> > > > disabled
> >> > > > > > children.  Some children remain in Chush for their entire 
>school
> >> > > career,
> >> > > > > > while others can be main-streamed into conventional schools.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > At a Chush fund-raising dinner, the father of a Chush child
> >> > delivered
> >> > > a
> >> > > > > > speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > After extolling the school and its dedicated staff,  he cried
> >> out,
> >> > > > "Where
> >> > > > > is
> >> > > > > > the perfection in my son Shaya?  Everything God does is done
> >with
> >> > > > > > perfection.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > But my child cannot understand things as other children do.  
>My
> >> > child
> >> > > > > cannot
> >> > > > > > remember facts and figures as other children do.  Where is 
>God's
> >> > > > > > perfection?"
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > The audience was shocked by the question, pained by the 
>father's
> >> > > anguish
> >> > > > > and
> >> > > > > > stilled by the piercing query.  " I believe," the father
> >> answered,
> >> > > "that
> >> > > > > > when God brings a child like this into the world, the 
>perfection
> >> > that
> >> > > > > > he seeks is in the way people react to this child."
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > He then told the following story about his son Shaya:  One
> >> afternoon
> >> > > > Shaya
> >> > > > > > and his father walked past a park where some boys Shaya knew
> >were
> >> > > > playing
> >> > > > > > baseball.  Shaya asked,  "Do you think they will let me 
>play?"
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Shaya's father knew that his son was not at all athletic and
> >that
> >> > most
> >> > > > > boys
> >> > > > > > would not want him on their team.  But Shaya's father 
>understood
> >> > that
> >> > > if
> >> > > > > his
> >> > > > > > son was chosen to play it would give him a comfortable sense 
>of
> >> > > > belonging.
> >> > > > > > Shaya's father approached one of the boys in the field and 
>asked
> >> if
> >> > > > Shaya
> >> > > > > > could play.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > The boy looked around for guidance from his team-mates.  
>Getting
> >> > none,
> >> > > > he
> >> > > > > > took matters into his own hands and said "We are losing by 
>six
> >> runs
> >> > > and
> >> > > > > the
> >> > > > > > game is in the eighth inning.  I guess he can be on our  team
> >and
> >> > > we'll
> >> > > > > try
> >> > > > > > to put him up to bat in the ninth inning."
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Shaya's father was ecstatic as Shaya smiled broadly.  Shaya 
>was
> >> told
> >> > > to
> >> > > > > put
> >> > > > > > on a glove and go out to play short center field. In the 
>bottom
> >> of
> >> > the
> >> > > > > > eighth inning, Shaya's team scored a few runs but was still
> >> behind
> >> > by
> >> > > > > > three.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shaya's team scored again 
>and
> >> now
> >> > > > with
> >> > > > > > two outs and the bases loaded with the potential winning run 
>on
> >> > base,
> >> > > > > Shaya
> >> > > > > > was scheduled to be up.  Would the team actually let Shaya 
>bat
> >at
> >> > this
> >> > > > > > juncture and give away their chance to win the game?
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Suprisingly, Shaya was given the bat. Everyone knew that it 
>was
> >> all
> >> > > but
> >> > > > > > impossible because Shaya didn't even know how to hold the bat
> >> > > properly,
> >> > > > > let
> >> > > > > > alone hit with it.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > However as Shaya stepped up to the plate, the pitcher moved a
> >few
> >> > > steps
> >> > > > to
> >> > > > > > lob the ball in softly so Shaya should at least be able to 
>make
> >> > > contact.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > The first pitch came in and Shaya swung clumsily and missed.
> >One
> >> of
> >> > > > > Shaya's
> >> > > > > > team-mates came up to Shaya and together the held the bat and
> >> faced
> >> > > the
> >> > > > > > pitcher waiting for the next pitch.  The pitcher again took a
> >few
> >> > > steps
> >> > > > > > forward to toss the ball softly toward Shaya. As the pitch 
>came
> >> in,
> >> > > > Shaya
> >> > > > > > and his team-mate swung at the bat and together they hit a 
>slow
> >> > ground
> >> > > > > ball
> >> > > > > > to the pitcher.    The pitcher picked up the soft grounder 
>and
> >> could
> >> > > > > easily
> >> > > > > > have thrown the ball to the first baseman.  Shaya would have
> >been
> >> > out
> >> > > > and
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > that would have ended the game.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Instead, the pitcher took the ball and threw it on a high arc 
>to
> >> > right
> >> > > > > > field, far beyond reach of the first baseman.  Everyone 
>started
> >> > > > > > yelling,"Shaya, run to first.  Run to first."  Never in his 
>life
> >> had
> >> > > > Shaya
> >> > > > > > run to first.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > He scampered down the baseline wide-eyed and startled.  By 
>the
> >> time
> >> > he
> >> > > > > > reached first base, the right fielder had the ball. He could
> >have
> >> > > thrown
> >> > > > > the
> >> > > > > > ball to the second baseman who would tag out Shaya,who was 
>still
> >> > > > running.
> >> > > > > > But the right fielder understood what the pitcher's 
>intentions
> >> were,
> >> > > so
> >> > > > he
> >> > > > > > threw the ball high and far over the third baseman's head.
> >> Everyone
> >> > > > > yelled,
> >> > > > > > "Run to second, run to second."  Shaya ran towards second 
>base
> >as
> >> > the
> >> > > > > > runners ahead of him deliriously circled the bases towards
> >home.
> >> > As
> >> > > > > Shaya
> >> > > > > > reached second base, the opposing short stop ran to him, 
>turned
> >> him
> >> > in
> >> > > > the
> >> > > > > > direction of third base and shouted, "Run to third."  As 
>Shaya
> >> > rounded
> >> > > > > > third, the boys from both teams ran behind him screaming,
> >"Shaya
> >> > run
> >> > > > > home."
> >> > > > > > Shaya ran home, stepped on home plate and all 18 boys lifted 
>him
> >> on
> >> > > > their
> >> > > > > > shoulders and made him the hero, as he had just hit a "grand
> >> slam"
> >> > and
> >> > > > won
> >> > > > > > the game for his team.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > "That day," said the father softly with tears now rolling 
>down
> >> his
> >> > > face,
> >> > > > > > "those 18 boys reached their level of God's perfection."
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Funny how this is so true and shame on us!  Funny how simple 
>it
> >> is
> >> > for
> >> > > > > > people to trash God and then wonder why the world is going to
> >> hell.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question 
>what
> >> the
> >> > > > Bible
> >> > > > > > says.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Funny how you can send a thousand 'jokes' through e-mail  and
> >> they
> >> > > > spread
> >> > > > > > like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding
> >God,
> >> > and
> >> > > > > > something good, people think twice about sharing.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Funny how the lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene pass freely
> >through
> >> > > > > > cyberspace, but the public discussion of God is suppressed in
> >the
> >> > > school
> >> > > > > and
> >> > > > > > workplace.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Funny isn't it?
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Funny how when you go to forward this message, you will not 
>send
> >> it
> >> > to
> >> > > > > many
> >> > > > > > on your address list because you're not sure what they 
>believe,
> >> or
> >> > > what
> >> > > > > they
> >> > > > > > will think of you for sending it to them.  Funny how I can  
>be
> >> more
> >> > > > > worried
> >> > > > > > about what other people think of me than what God thinks of 
>me.
> >> > > > > >
> >> > > > > > Funny isn't it?!
>
>
>

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