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    “Welcome into the life of the handicap. I’m picking off where I left off of part 2. As I was saying true friendship is based on love, respect, hardship, trust, and crying together. In other words true friends, practically walk through the fire together. You are probably asking “why am I writing about friendship?” The reason is, human life causes us all to need each other. No one knows what’s going to happen in life, so never look down on anyone’s situation, because one day this could be you.

      The question now is “what if a major handicap occurred in your life? “Who would there to help you! Who would be there to feed you! Who would be there to comb your hair! Who would be there to bathe you! Who would be there to dress you! Who would be there to talk with you when you’re down! Who would be there to encourage you to sit up, even when they are tired as well! Who would take you out in public without being shame of your handicap?”

      My advice from being handicap is that you LOOK AROUND, and take inventory of the people in your circle, measure them out to see if they are truly dedicated, or are they the kind of people who are only around you now because they want or need what you have to make their life comfortable.

     Many people may look the part, dress the part, and act the part that they care, but mess with their image by being handicap, and they’ll soon show you they don’t have the love of Jesus Christ in them. I often quote the story of the Good Samaritan in the bible. In this story everyone saw that the person had a need, but in my opinion they were not willing to inconvenience themselves, so they thought to quietly “ I don’t have to help that person, so and so, or such and such will help the person in need.”

     Are you that person? Are your unwilling to help another human being, even if you have helped them many times before? Are you unwilling to have compassion on another human being, all while claiming you’re a follower of Jesus Christ?

     Many people will continue to pacify their conscious by relieving the responsibility onto the Good Samaritan. God see’s and he will always send a Good Samaritan to help the handicap, so why not allow him to send you. I know too well what it feels like to be abandoned by family and most friends when I became handicap. I also know what it feels like to be looked on as though I am not a human being. I’m being a good Samaritan right now, by sharing my story in hopes that more Samaritans would come to the rescue of people like me.” (Loretta Foote).