Anthony de Mello (1931-1987) wrote, “A little girl was dying of a disease from which her eight year old brother had recovered some time before.
The doctor said to the boy, “Only a transfusion of your blood will save the life of your sister. Are you ready to give her your blood?”
The eyes of the boy widened in fear. He hesitated for a while, and then finally said, “Okay, doctor, I’ll do it.”
An hour after the transfusion was completed the boy asked hesitantly, Say, doctor, when do I die?” It was only then that the doctor understood the momentary fear that had seized the child…he had thought that in giving his blood he was giving his life for his sister.”
“No one has greater love than this—that one lays down his life for his friends.” Jesus