Shepherd's Story: A Really Smart Cousin
(Minghui.org) I have been raising awareness of the Chinese communist regime's persecution of Falun Dafa for years, and I've encountered one thing I still remember to this day.
Shepherd Helps Me Cross a Trench
One day I went to a rural village to distribute informational materials about Falun Dafa. It was always dusk when I was done, and I wanted to reach the main road before it became completely dark. However, a deep trench blocked me as I got close to the main road.
I was pondering how to cross the trench when a middle aged man herding sheep came over. I decided to put aside my worry and talk to him about the persecution of Falun Dafa first. He was very happy to hear me explain what Falun Dafa was all about and why the persecution had no legal basis. I was happy too because he said he already knew about Falun Dafa even before I talked to him.
When he learned that I was trying to reach the main road, he immediately picked up my bicycle and carried it across the trench. After we both got to the main road, he said, “No one can block the path for people who spread the truth. Why can't I help Falun Dafa practitioners? You Falun Dafa practitioners are really bringing blessings to people.”
I was touched by his words and stayed to hear him tell his story of how he got to know Falun Dafa in the first place.
A Smart Cousin
He said that he had a large extended family, with dozens of family members. One of his cousins was a very bright man who owned a big company out of town. This cousin knew a lot of Falun Dafa practitioners and had really good relationships with them.
Every year when the cousin returned to the hometown to celebrate the lunar new year with his extended family, he brought back many Falun Dafa informational materials and also played truth-clarifying videos for all of the family members. He urged his family to listen to what Falun Dafa practitioners had to say, “As long as a Falun Dafa practitioner is telling you about the persecution, you should listen to them carefully and sincerely, and you should also try you best to help them and to protect them.”
Because this cousin was well respected by his extended family, everyone heeded his advice, including the shepherd that I met. The whole family in turn was blessed and enjoyed happy and prosperous lives.
When I heard this, I was moved to tears. The shepherd's cousin was a truly smart person, who has brought happiness to his whole family.