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A higher love

From the February 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal

No one was stopping to help the man. The student wanted to stop, but he was headed for the last exam of his last year in seminary—a final he had to pass in order to accept a badly needed job. The professor had warned that latecomers would be locked out. If the seminarian stopped to help the man gasping on the sidewalk, he would almost certainly be late. Surely someone else would step up.

No one did. The seminarian’s heart couldn’t just leave the man there. He stopped.

The man wasn’t really struggling; he had been planted. The professor had set the same dilemma for every student in the class. Those who stopped to help got an automatic A on the exam. Those who didn’t had to take the test.

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