The Importance of Caring for the Family Members of Fellow Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) Recently, I had an opportunity to share experiences with several Dafa disciples from Qingdao City, Shandong Province, from which I benefited a lot. What impressed me the most was a story about a family in Qingdao City. Both the mother and the daughter practice Falun Gong, but the father does not. When the mother and the daughter were arrested and detained in a forced labor camp, Dafa practitioners in Qingdao City frequently visited the father, caring for him in every way. Once, the father needed to move to a new home and had no one to turn to for help. Upon hearing this, Dafa disciples offered him help. The man was very moved and said, "Dafa disciples are truly good people. From now on, no matter which one of you comes to my home, I will welcome you. My door is always open to you." After his wife and daughter, who had given in to the persecution and renounced Falun Gong, returned home, fellow practitioners extended their hands to help them. The father never opposed their visits. In this way, fellow practitioners kept up a good relationship with the family members of jailed Dafa practitioners. When they are in need of immediate assistance, Dafa practitioners are always beside them. There are many similar examples.
Many Dafa practitioners from Jinan City have been illegally sentenced and jailed in forced labor camps. I personally know a lot of Dafa practitioners who are imprisoned in forced labor camps. However, I never really visited their homes since they were arrested. Compared with the Qingdao practitioners, I am very ashamed of myself. After looking within, I found that it was because I have too many worldly thoughts and apprehensions. We must learn from the Qingdao City practitioners, for we are all family members in the Fa.