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    SHIRLEY, N.Y. — A Long Island convenience store owner who showed mercy to a would-be robber says he’s received an apology note and $50 in the mail.

    The unsigned note said it was from the man who tried to rob Mohammad Sohail. It said the would-be robber has a new job, a new child, and is staying out of trouble.

    Sohail is saving the $50 for charity

    Merciful NY store owner gets thank you note - BostonHerald.com
     
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    I remember that story :)

    I know Sohail isn't a Christian, but he exemplifies my favorite Biblical passage:

    "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

    "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

    "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

    "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'

    "They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'

    "He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'




    What a beautiful soul.
     
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    Great story! It is a welcome article with all the issues at hand today. Though we must remain ever vigilant in our daily lives, it sure is nice to see that there is still hope for humanity.
     
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    nice thread ..thanks del...i would rep you but gunny has these silly limits and i have reppped willy nilly already.....but thanks for the uplifting story...
     
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    Give it time, humanity will blow it.
     
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    Humanity?

    Some asshole tries to rob me the last thing he'll get is my sympathy.

    If he wants sympathy he can look in the fucking dictionary between shit and syphilis

    That's where he'll find his sympathy.
     
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    Awww. I like this.
     
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    I'll knock him up for you.
     
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    Sinbad is sandwiched in there too.
     
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    So is Skull Pilot.
     
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