A lady took the train in the North East Coast of the USA, a Snow Belt of the region. There was a snowstorm, and the snow covered the rails of the road. The train driver drove the train very slowly behind the snowplow truck.
The lady panicked. She was carrying a baby together with a bag that had her clothes and the baby’s needs. She was concerned with her friends who were waiting for her on the other end due to the train delay.
She asked the conductor to let her know ahead of time about her stop. The conductor told her nicely, “I’ll let you know.”
The lady asked the conductor once more not to forget to let her know. “I’ll let you know,” he replied.
One of the passengers said to the lady, “I’m familiar with this road. I’ll inform you about your stop.”
When the stop that was before her stop came the passenger told her, “Your stop is next.” He carried her baby and her bag, getting ready to leave the train.
When the train stopped, the passenger helped her to leave the train saying, “What a careless conductor! Wow could he forget about you?”
A few minutes later when the train resumed traveling, the conductor came looking for the lady. He was saying, “Where is the lady with the baby? She’s supposed to get off at the next stop.”
The passenger told him that he forgot about her and she got off when the train stopped. Sadly, the conductor said, “How come she left? that was an emergency stop. It wasn’t a regular stop. She got off in a place where there is no shelter in the middle of a snowstorm.”
The conductor rushed to see the driver of the train telling him what had happened, “I think that there is no other way except to take the risk of going back.”
The driver went back to find the lady trying to keep herself warm but her baby had already died between her hands because of the bad weather.
This was the result of the wrong information which she got from people who appeared to care about her.
Your Holy Gospel is the royal road.
Your Holy Spirit is the honest guard,
Your Church is the true mother.
Let us not be deceived by the wrong information
Even if it came from people who seem to care about us.
Be my Guide O my Savior.
(1) Naismith, Archibald. 2400 Outlines, Quotes and Anecdotes for Sermons.
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