The Littlest Firefighter

THE LITTLEST FIREFIGHTER The 26-year-old mother stared down at her son who was dying of terminal leukemia. Although her heart was filled with sadness, she also had a strong feeling of determination. Like any parent she wanted her son to grow up and fulfill all his dreams. Now that...

Sacrifice Play

SACRIFICE PLAY 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...

The Bricks of Life

THE BRICKS OF LIFE About ten years ago, a young and very successful executive named Josh was traveling down a Chicago neighborhood street. He was going a bit too fast in his sleek, black, 12 cylinder Jaguar XKE, which was only two months old. He was watching for kids...

Fit Me In Somewhere

FIT ME IN SOMEWHERE Fit me in somewhere in this giant jigsaw, God, somewhere in this work of art you’re working, select a space my shape can fill and with a puzzle maker’s skill let my contours find their fit without contortion. Teach me which patch I am, God,...

Make A Difference

MAKE A DIFFERENCE A teacher in New York decided to honor each of her seniors in high school by telling them the difference they each made. She called each student to the front of the class, one at a time. First she told each of them how they had...