Theodore Ferris tells a story of a group of travelers in Africa. They come to a leper colony, and it was not a pretty picture. The suffering was inhuman, the disease was rampant, often affecting those trying to give care. The travelers noticed a nun in the dirt and filth, trying to create a little bit of cleanliness. She was binding the horrible repulsive wounds of a leper, and one of the travelers looked upon that scene and remarked, "Oh, I wouldn't do that for $10,000."
The nun turned her head and looked up at the traveler and said, "I wouldn't either." (Gary Carver, “The Tentmaker’s Word,” Preaching, Jan-Feb 1996)
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