LAST Saturday, Mo Salah the Liverpool football star was leaving the team’s training ground and as he drove passed, two young fans were hoping to get a glimpse of him in his Bentley.
As the two brothers, aged 11 and 10 ran along the pavement waving to the star, one of them ran into a lamppost and knocked himself out.
Remarkably the Egyptian star drove to the boys’ home to check on the condition of the injured one.
Salah didn’t have to; but he wanted to check on the boy’s condition and even said ‘Sorry’ for what had happened.
In a world where money and fame seem to be the ‘be all and end all’, here was someone who in spite of that fame was prepared to put himself out to check on the well being of a young fan.
In the Gospels we read of many occasions were Jesus Christ put himself out and went the ‘extra mile’ in order to meet the need of someone who the rest of the world had no time for.
Jesus came for all kinds of people, the rich, the poor, the unloved and those on the fringes of society and he wants all of us to experience that wonderful love, joy and peace that he brings from his Father, God.
It doesn’t matter where we stand in society or what other people might think of us, the Saviour wants to be part of each of our lives.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District