“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Conviction Comes in All Sizes!

Here is a story about an autistic, 5 year-old boy that disrupted a class in Port St. Lucie, FL. The teacher stood the child in the front of the class, letting each student to have the opportunity to tell him in detail why they didn’t like him. Then the teacher had the kids vote to kick him out of the class, which they approved by a vote of 14-2.

A few thoughts:
1) I once heard a parent of a handicapped student tell a teacher who was complaining about their child, “we send to you the best we have”. This comment puts everything in perspective.
2) The real story here, that every news source missed, was that there were two 5 year-old children, not even old enough to read or write fully, who would not partake in this cruelty, despite the fact it was being orchestrated by a figure of authority to them and this figure was coercing them to do so. God Bless them!

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