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Out of Mercy

I saw a story yesterday in which the narrator discussed an event that he said occured out of mercy. It was during World War II.  An American soldier was carrying an injured Japanese  boy about five years old.  He walked into a cave and there were two Japanese soldiers who immediately drew their rifles. Since he did not speak Japanese and they did not speak English, he simply pointed to the boy and the water that they had.  Out of mercy, they put down their guns and gave him a cloth to help wipe off the boy’s wound.  Once he was finished, they let him leave to take him to an American hospital.  They did miraculously meet forty years later with interpreters.  When you hear about all the horrible events during wars it is nice to see that people still perform gestures out of mercy.  I can only hope that kindness is occuring during the Ukraine Russian war. Over the years many people have instantly sprung into action to help others and often save lives.  Look at the 9/11 event.  I read recently that a Catholic church had its members bring grills and they cooked burgers and other foods twenty-four hours a day to help the volunteers, firemen, police, EMT’s, doctors, nurses and anyone offering services.  With crime on the rise particularly in the states, people need to be wary and pay attention. In the Good Gus series, there were events that occured out of mercy which was basically compassion for others. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now!  Books one and two are now available on the Tractor Supply website. “Misplaced Trust” will be available this month.

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