(Clearwisdom.net) Around the past mid-Autumn Festival, I was out of town visiting a relative. I ran into a practitioner who told me a story I found very impressive, and I would like to share it.

It was during the second half of 2002. The former head of the Political and Security Division of the county police department in Hunan Province went for a road trip with his wife and daughter in a police vehicle. They had an accident, the vehicle was demolished, and the entire family suffered injuries. The wife had two ribs broken, the daughter's collarbone was broken, and the division head had a more-than-an-inch-long cut under his mouth. The situation was too horrific to describe. The family had to spend over 100,000 yuan to settle the accident, in addition to paying out of pocket medical expenses because they were driving an official vehicle for personal use.

The news quickly spread. Many claimed that it was retribution for persecuting Falun Gong. Indeed, the division head had been actively persecuting Falun Gong at his post and taking the lead in arresting practitioners, sending them to brainwashing centers, detention centers, and forced labor camps, as well as extorting money to be divided up among those in the division.

Practitioners had talked to him many times, but he would not listen. Then, when he was lying in a hospital bed after the accident, he recalled the practitioners' words and started to ponder them.

Practitioner Lao Liu visited him and his family in the hospital. Lao Liu clarified the facts of Falun Gong to his entire family and told them, "Falun Dafa teaches people to be good and offers salvation to people. Practitioners explain the facts to resist the persecution as well as to save people. Persecuting Falun Gong and practitioners is a crime. Doing evil will provoke retribution that will affect you and even your family. In the past, I tried to stop you from cursing our Master and Falun Gong and warned you about the retribution, but you did not believe me and continued to curse." Lao Liu paused a moment, pointing at the official's mouth, which had 10 stitches in it, and said, "See? It came true. It is a warning, but also an opportunity. I hope you will stop doing such foolish things from now on. If you indeed correct your mistakes and do not persecute Falun Gong practitioners any more, and sincerely say, 'Falun Dafa is good,' our Master is merciful and will protect your family."

The division head became silent after listening to Lao Liu. His wife and daughter also persuaded him not to do bad things any more. Finally, he agreed. Before leaving, Lao Liu took out 100 yuan and wanted to leave it with the family, but the division head refused to accept it. He said sincerely, "Lao Liu, you have told me so many precious things this time, which is a great help. How dare I accept any gift from Dafa disciples when I am so grateful?"

Before long he was discharged from the hospital. The Communist regime gave him a promotion to be the deputy director of the 610 Office, but he turned it down. He also resigned from the post of head of the Political and Security Division and was transferred to work in the Logistics Department.

A person made the right choice after understanding the truth, but not until after he had paid a high price.

October 15, 2009