"Taking care of mankind's needs"

To relieve human suffering—that goal has impelled some of humanity's most unselfish efforts. Those who, like modern Samaritans, are stirred to go to where the broken and bruised are, rouse us all to a larger sense of love.

The parents of Beena Kanani held that high aim for their daughter. They wanted her to become a doctor and to work in the rural parts of her native India. And she did. Graduating second in her class from medical in Bombay, she practiced in a Bombay children's hospital as well as in more remote parts of India. But her experiences led her eventually to a route—to the path of Christian healing.

I was a pediatrician. A sweet little twelve-year-old girl was brought to me for some trivial problem. On examination of her I found a condition on the skin that proved to be a patch of leprosy. The parents were very disturbed and so was I. I discussed with her father the entire course of treatment.

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His tender mercies
January 7, 1991

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