Yesterday I was at church, in AGIF (Abundant Grace International Fellowship) 3 p.m. service in Shanghai, for Chinese New Year.
The topic of yesterday’s sermon was How to love your neighbor.
And the pastor shared this very thought provoking question, of why our world today is lacking so much compassion and he cited this example.
It is a real example from Los Angeles maybe about 2 years back, which was published in Los Angeles News.
A group of candidates were taking the State Legal Examination. Suddenly, a candidate was suffering from cardiac arrest, and 2 candidates immediately applied CPR to that candidate and saved his life. In return, by doing the act, they lost 40 minutes. And the State exam invigilator refused to let these 2 candidates make up for the 40 minutes that they have lost.
The candidates appealed, and apparently, the State Examination Board stood by the State Invigilator’s decision and agreed that these 2 candidates should not be allowed additional time to complete their State exam, citing that “they needed to get their priorities right”.
Oh really???????? So what should they do in the future if similar incidents happen? Just let the guy die of heart attack, instead of making a difference to his family??????????
Well, this is something for us to ponder about for sure.