A Brother Like That
A friend of mine named Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas present.   On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office, a young boy was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it.  "Is this your car, Mister?" He asked. Paul nodded. "My brother gave it to me for Christmas." The boy was astouonded.  "You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn't cost you nothing? Boy, I wish...."He hesitated. Of course Paul knew what he was going to wish for.  He was going to wish he had a brother like that.  But what the lad said jarred Paul all the way down to his heels.  "I wish," the boy went on,"that I could be a brother like that." Paul looked at the boy in astonishment, then impulsively he added, "Would you like to take a ride in my automobile?" "Oh yes, I'd love that."  After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said, "Mister, would you  mind driving in front of my house?'  Paul smiled a little.  He thought he knew what the lad wanted.  He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile. But Paul was wrong again.  "Will you stop where those two steps are?" the boy asked.  He ran up the steps.  Then in a little while Paul heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast.  He was carring his little crippled brother.  He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.  "There she is, Buddy, just like I told you upstairs.  His brother gave it to him for Christmas and it didn't cost him a cent.  And some day I'm gonna give you one just like it...then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the Christmas windows that I've been trying to tell you about."  Paul got out and lifted the lad to the front seat of his car.  The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable holiday ride.  That Christmas Eve, Paul learned what Jesus meant when he had said: "It is more blessed to give...."
Written by Dan Clark
Taken from Chicken Soup for the Soul
I loved this story when I read it. I hope it touched you as it did me.  May we have this kind of love not only for our natural brother & sisters, but for each other as well.  The song, He Ain't Heavy seems to go with this so well. Hope you like it.

He Ain't Heavy
The road is long with many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother
So on we go
His welfare is my concern
No burden is he to bear
We'll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother
If I'm laden at all
I'm  laden with sadness
That everyone's heart
Isn't filled with the gladness
And love for one another
It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share
And the load doesn't weigh me down at all
He's my brother
He ain't heavy
He's my brother

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