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    > > >>>>> > Here is a true story by Paul Harvey. Pass it to anyone who you
    > think
    > > >>>>would
    > > >>>>> > find it interesting and inspiring.
    > > >>>>> > Years ago a hardworking man took his family from New York State
    > to
    > > >>>>> Australia
    > > >>>>> > to take advantage of a work opportunity there. Part of this
    > man's
    > > >>>family
    > > >>>>> was
    > > >>>>> > a handsome young son who had aspirations of joining the circus
    > as
    > a
    > > >>>>> trapeze
    > > >>>>> > artist, or become an actor. This young fellow, biding his time
    > until
    > > >a
    > > >>>>> circus
    > > >>>>> > job or
    > > >>>>> > even one as a stagehand came along, worked at the local
    > shipyards
    > > >>which
    > > >>>>> > bordered on the worse section of town. Walking home from work
    > one
    > > >>>>evening
    > > >>>>> > this young man was attacked by five thugs who wanted to rob
    him.
    > > >>>Instead
    > > >>>>> of
    > > >>>>> > just giving up his money the young fellow resisted. However,
    > they
    > > >>>bested
    > > >>>>> him
    > > >>>>> > easily and proceeded to beat him to a pulp. They smashed his
    > face
    > > >with
    > > >>>>> their
    > > >>>>> > boots, and kicked and beat his body brutally with clubs,
    leaving
    > him
    > > >>>for
    > > >>>>> > dead. When the police happened to find him lying in the road
    > they
    > > >>>>assumed
    > > >>>>> he
    > > >>>>> > was dead. On the way to the morgue a policeman heard him gasp
    > for
    > > >air,
    > > >>>>and
    > > >>>>> > they immediately took him to the emergency unit at the
    hospital.
    > > When
    > > >>>he
    > > >>>>> was
    > > >>>>> > placed on a gurney a nurse remarked to her horror, that his
    > young
    > > man
    > > >>>no
    > > >>>>> > longer had a face. Each eye socket was smashed, his skull,
    legs,
    > and
    > > >>>>arms
    > > >>>>> > fractured, his nose literally hanging from his face, all is
    > teeth
    > > >were
    > > >>>>> gone,
    > > >>>>> > and his jaw was almost completely torn from his skull. He spent
    > over
    > > >a
    > > >>>>> year
    > > >>>>> > in the hospital and although his life was spared his face was
    > > >terribly
    > > >>>>> > disfigured and disgusting to look at.
    > > >>>>> > He was no longer the handsome youth that everyone admired. When
    > the
    > > >>>>young
    > > >>>>> > man started to look for work again he was turned down by
    > everyone.
    > > >One
    > > >>>>> > potential employer suggested to him that he join the freak show
    > at
    > > >the
    > > >>>>> > circus as The Man Who Had No Face. And he did this for a while.
    > He
    > > >was
    > > >>>>> still
    > > >>>>> > rejected by everyone and no one wanted to be seen in his
    > company.
    > He
    > > >>>had
    > > >>>>> > thoughts of suicide. This went on for five years. One day he
    > passed
    > > a
    > > >>>>> church
    > > >>>>> > and sought some solace there. Entering the church he
    encountered
    > a
    > > >>>>priest
    > > >>>>> who
    > > >>>>> > had seen him sobbing while kneeling in a pew. The priest took
    > pity
    > > on
    > > >>>>him
    > > >>>>> and
    > > >>>>> > took him to the rectory where they talked at length. The priest
    > was
    > > >>>>> impressed
    > > >>>>> > with him to such a degree that he said that he would do
    > everything
    > > >>>>> possible
    > > >>>>> > for him that could be done to restore his dignity and life, if
    > the
    > > >>>young
    > > >>>>> man
    > > >>>>> > would promise to be the best Catholic he could be, and trust in
    > > God's
    > > >>>>> mercy
    > > >>>>> > to free him from his torturous life. The young man went to Mass
    > and
    > > >>>>> communion
    > > >>>>> > every day, and after thanking God for saving his life, asked
    God
    > to
    > > >>>only
    > > >>>>> give
    > > >>>>> > him peace of mind and the grace to be the best man he could
    ever
    > be
    > > >in
    > > >>>>His
    > > >>>>> > eyes. The priest, through his personal contacts was able to
    > secure
    > > >the
    > > >>>>> > services of the best plastic surgeon in Australia. They would
    be
    > no
    > > >>>cost
    > > >>>>> to
    > > >>>>> > the young man, as the doctor was the priest's best friend. The
    > > >doctor,
    > > >>>>> too,
    > > >>>>> > was so impressed by the young man, whose outlook now on life,
    > even
    > > >>>>though
    > > >>>>> he
    > > >>>>> > had experienced the worst, was filled with good humor and love.
    > The
    > > >>>>> surgery
    > > >>>>> > was a miraculous success. All the best dental work was also
    done
    > for
    > > >>>>him.
    > > >>>>> The
    > > >>>>> > young man became everything he promised God he would be. He was
    > also
    > > >>>>> blessed
    > > >>>>> > with a wonderful, beautiful wife and seven children, and
    success
    > in
    > > >an
    > > >>>>> > industry which would have been the furthest thing from his mind
    > as
    > a
    > > >>>>> > career if
    > > >>>>> > not for the grace of God and the love of the people who cared
    > for
    > > >him.
    > > >>>>> > This
    > > >>>>> > he acknowledges publicly.
    > > >>>>> >
    > > >>>>> > The young man????????????
    > > >>>>> >
    > > >>>>> > Mel Gibson.
    > > >>>>> >
    > > >>>>> > His life was the inspiration for his production of the movie
    > "The
    > > Man
    > > >>>>> > Without A Face." He is to be admired by all of us as a God
    > fearing
    > > >>man,
    > > >>>>> > a
    > > >>>>> > political conservative, and an example to all as a true man of
    > > >>courage.

    [This message has been edited by ANGEL4U (edited September 05, 2000 at 06:12 PM).]

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