Author Country :South Africa Genre Type :True Story Location :Umtata, South Africa Year of Publication :0/ Publication : Sub Theme :Love, Sharing, Children, Evangelized by the People/ Author Name :Heidi Schmidt/ Author City :Umtata
Today in Umtata, South Africa a three year old boy
challenged me to holiness. I treated him for an earache when he was brought in
by a neighbor. She showed me the marks on his body and back. Red raised welts
covered this fragile, little body, his face expressionless as I glared in pain
at this sight. Nothing new, that’s life, the woman’s face replied. In some
sort of gesture I gave him a sweet. Next patient. Another little boy covered
in scabies (tiny bugs that get under the skin and cause an itchy rash). Fine.
I prepare the treatment, and out of the corner of my eye I see the first little
boy give half of his precious sweet to this second boy. Without a thought and
completely on his own. I was floored! This boy touched my soul and humbled me
to the core. He had done what I only hope to do. The simple wisdom, the pure
love of a child.