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Monday, January 17, 2011

What Living Life Together Should Look Like

Love this story. Brings tears to my eyes. Did you see it? If not go here and check out the full length article from Time via Yahoo!. A Southwest Airline pilot teaches us so much and modeled for us what Martin Luther King Jr. meant when he said, "It's always the right time to do the right thing."

Here is part of the story that I just just grabs me by the collar and says, "This is what living in community is supposed to look like! This is what friendship is supposed to look like! This is what leadership is supposed to look like!"

"According to Nancy, he struggled to hold back tears as he pleaded with TSA and Southwest Airlines staff to fast-track him through the lines that were moving like molasses. Even though missing his flight could mean missing a final chance to see his grandson, no one seemed to care.

Too much was at stake to simply roll over and cry. When he finally cleared security - several minutes after his flight's planned departure - he grabbed his computer bag, shoes and belt, and ran to his terminal wearing only his socks. The pilot and the gate agent were waiting for him.

"Are you Mark? We held the plane for you and we're so sorry about the loss of your grandson," the pilot reportedly said. "They can't go anywhere without me and I wasn't going anywhere without you. Now relax. We'll get you there. And again, I'm so sorry."

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