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Harvest of Humanity

Our Daily Bread, March 12

In his book Harvest of Humanity, John Seamands told this story: "A German soldier was wounded. He was ordered to go to the military hospital for treatment. When he arrived at the large and imposing building, he saw two doors, one marked, &ls;For the slightly wounded,' and the other, &ls;For the seriously wounded.'"

"He entered through the first door and found himself going down a long hall. At the end of it were two more doors, one marked, &ls;For officers,' and the other, &ls;For non-officers.' He entered through the latter and found himself going down another long hall. At the end of it were two more doors, one marked, &ls;For party members' and the other, &ls;For non-party members.' He took the second door, and when he opened it he found himself out on the street."

"When the soldier returned home, his mother asked him, &ls;How did you get along at the hospital?' &ls;Well, Mother,' he replied, &ls;to tell the truth, the people there didn't do anything for me, but you ought to see the tremendous organization they have!'"