Religion: The Lepers of Tala

An Air Force chaplain went with some G.I.s on a sightseeing tour of the country around Manila. At a village called Tala, he saw a sight that horrified him. The people of Tala were all lepers.

These, thought the Rev. Anthony L. Hofstee, are surely the most unfortunate people on earth. He could not forget them. He wrote a prayer: "Dear Jesus... let me see in the need of the leper, Thy need; in his cry for help, Thy cry. Let me see in every leper, Thyself, O Lord, that I may always serve Thee through him." Five years later, his prayer...

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