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我们的房子就在巴尔的摩约翰霍普金斯医院诊所入口处的街对面。我们住在楼下,把楼上的房间租给门诊病人。
 
一个夏天的晚上,我在做晚饭时,有人敲门。我打开它,看到一个非常难看的男人。”“为什么,他几乎不比我八岁高,”当我盯着驼背的干瘪的身体时,我想。但令人震惊的是他的脸…从肿胀,红和生。然而他的声音却很悦耳,说:“晚上好。我来看看你们有没有住一个晚上的房间。我今天早上从东岸来这里接受治疗,到早上为止没有公共汽车。
 
他告诉我他从中午起就一直在找房间,但没有成功。似乎没有人有一个房间。”我猜是我的脸…我知道这看起来很可怕,但我的医生说,再加一些治疗……
 
我犹豫了一会儿,但他的下一句话使我信服了。我可以睡在门廊上的摇椅上。我的车一早上就开。”
 
我告诉他我们要给他找一张床,但要在走廊上休息。我进去吃晚饭了。当我们准备好的时候,我问老人他是否愿意加入我们。不,谢谢你。“我有很多。”他举起一个棕色的纸袋。
 
洗完盘子后,我走到门廊上和他谈了几分钟。没过多久,这个老人就把一颗超大的心脏挤进了那个小小的身体。他告诉我,他靠捕鱼为生养活他的女儿,她的五个孩子,还有她的丈夫,他因背部受伤而无望地瘸了。
 
他没有以抱怨的方式告诉我这件事。事实上,每一句话都是以感谢上帝的祝福为序的。他感激没有伴随着他的疾病,这显然是皮肤癌的一种形式。他感谢上帝给了他继续前进的力量。
 
睡觉时,我们在孩子们的房间里放了一个行军床给他。早晨我起床时,床单整齐地叠好,那个小个子男人站在门廊上。他拒绝吃早餐。但就在他离开他的车,犹豫着,好像在问一个大忙,他说,“我能回来,待下次来看病?我不会让你生气的。我可以在椅子上睡得很好。”
 
他停了一会儿,然后补充说:“你的孩子让我感到很舒服。成年人不喜欢我的脸,但孩子们似乎并不介意。”
 
我告诉他,欢迎他再来。
 
在他的下一次旅行中,他早上七点刚到。作为礼物,他带了一条大鱼和一夸脱我见过的最大的牡蛎。他说他已经脱掉他们,才使他们很新鲜的早上离开。我知道他的车在4点离开,我想知道他什么时候起床才能为我们做这件事。
 
在他和我们一起过夜的岁月里,从来没有一次他没有给我们带来花园里的鱼、牡蛎或蔬菜。有时我们收到包裹,通常是特别递送…鱼和牡蛎装在一个盒子里,里面有新鲜的菠菜或甘蓝…每片叶子都仔细洗过。知道他必须走三英里才能寄这些东西,而且知道他所挣的钱太少了,这些礼物倍加珍贵。
 
当我收到这些礼物,我经常想到一个评论我们的隔壁邻居他那天早上离开后作出的。”昨晚你让那个人看起来很糟糕吗?我把他赶走了!你可以把这样的人失去房客!”
 
也许我们确实失去了一次或者两次房客。但是哦!要是他们能认识他就好了,也许他们的病情会更容易忍受。我知道我们全家都会很感激认识他。从他身上,我们学到了什么是接受不幸而不抱怨,感谢上帝。
 
最近我去拜访一个有温室的朋友。当她给我看她的花时,我们来到了其中最美丽的一个…一朵盛开的金黄色菊花。但令我惊讶的是,它生长在一个陈旧的、凹陷的、生锈的桶里。
 
我想,“如果这是我的花,我会把它放在我最可爱的花盆里!”我的朋友改变了主意。
 
她解释说:“我没有足够的壶,我知道这会有多漂亮,我想它不介意从这个旧桶里出来。”。只要一会儿,我就可以把它放在花园里。”
 
她一定很奇怪为何我笑得如此开心,但我想象在天堂这样的场面。”“这里有一个特别漂亮的,”上帝可能会说,当他来到甜老渔夫的灵魂。他不介意从这个瘦小的身体开始。”
 
这一切都发生在很久以前…现在,在上帝的花园里,这个可爱的灵魂必须站得多高。






Our house was directly across the street from the clinic entrance of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to out-patients at the clinic.

One summer evening as I was fixing supper, there was a knock at the door. I opened it to see a truly awful-looking man. "Why, he's hardly taller than my eight-year-old," I thought as I stared at the stooped, shriveled body. But the appalling thing was his face... lopsided from swelling, red and raw. Yet his voice was pleasant as he said, "Good evening. I've come to see if you've a room for just one night. I came for a treatment this morning from the eastern shore, and there's no bus until morning."

He told me he'd been hunting for a room since noon but with no success. No one seemed to have a room. "I guess it's my face... I know it looks terrible, but my doctor says with a few more treatments.."

For a moment I hesitated, but his next words convinced me. "I could sleep in this rocking chair on the porch. My bus leaves early in the morning."

I told him we would find him a bed, but to rest on the porch. I went inside and finished getting supper. When we were ready, I asked the old man if he would join us. "No, thank you. I have plenty." And he held up a brown paper bag.

When I had finished the dishes, I went out on the porch to talk with him for a few minutes. It didn't take long time to see that this old man had an oversized heart crowded into that tiny body. He told me he fished for a living to support his daughter, her five children, and her husband, who was hopelessly crippled from a back injury.

He didn't tell it by way of complaint. In fact, every other sentence was preface with a thanks to God for a blessing. He was grateful that no pain accompanied his disease, which was apparently a form of skin cancer. He thanked God for giving him the strength to keep going.

At bedtime, we put a camp cot in the children's room for him. When I got up in the morning, the bed linens were neatly folded and the little man was out on the porch. He refused breakfast. But just before he left for his bus, haltingly, as if asking a great favor, he said, "Could I please come back and stay the next time I have a treatment? I won't put you out a bit. I can sleep fine in a chair."

He paused a moment and then added, "Your children made me feel at home. Grownups are bothered by my face, but children don't seem to mind."

I told him he was welcome to come again.

On his next trip he arrived a little after seven in the morning. As a gift, he brought a big fish and a quart of the largest oysters I had ever seen. He said he had shucked them that morning before he left so that they'd be nice and fresh. I knew his bus left at 4:00 a.m. and I wondered what time he had to get up in order to do this for us.

During the years he came to stay overnight with us, there was never a time that he did not bring us fish or oysters or vegetables from his garden. Other times we received packages in the mail, always by special delivery ... fish and oysters packed in a box with fresh young spinach or kale... every leaf carefully washed. Knowing that he must walk three miles to mail these, and knowing how little money he had made the gifts doubly precious.

When I received these little remembrances, I often thought of a comment our next-door neighbor made after he left that first morning. "Did you keep that awful-looking man last night? I turned him away! You can lose roomers by putting up such people! "

Maybe we did lose roomers once or twice. But oh! If only they could have known him, perhaps their illness would have been easier to bear. I know our family will always be grateful to have known him. From him, we learned what it was to accept the bad without complaint and the good with gratitude to God.

Recently I was visiting a friend who has a greenhouse. As she showed me her flowers, we came to the most beautiful one of all... a golden chrysanthemum, bursting with blooms. But to my great surprise,it was growing in an old dented,rusty bucket.

I thought to myself, "If this were my plant, I'd put it in the loveliest container I had!" My friend changed my mind.

I ran short of pots, she explained, "and knowing how beautiful this one would be, I thought it wouldn't mind starting out in this old pail. It's just for a little while, until I can put it out in the garden."

She must have wondered why I laughed so delightedly, but I was imagining such a scene in heaven. "Here's an especially beautiful one," God might have said when he came to the soul of the sweet old fisherman. "He won't mind starting in this small body."

All this happened long ago... and now, in God's garden, how tall this lovely soul must stand.


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