AN 18-YEAR-OLD young man met with a fire accident. When the fire caught his clothes, he stripped them and threw them away. However, he could not remove the tight underwear, for it stuck close to his legs. By this time fire had spread and destroyed his body to a great extent. With unbearable pain he was admitted in the hospital.
The doctors battled to save his life. Finally they said that he could be saved only if human skin suitable and befitting his could be got. His friends and relatives who were gathered there repeatedly kept looking at each other but none came forward to give their skin. At that time, with her heart thumping heavily his mother entered. She who knew the requirements of the doctor pleaded, “Sir! Please take as much as skin you want from my body. Do not be bothered about me. It is enough if my son lives.” The mother’s skin saved her son’s life.
The love of a mother is indeed special but what does God have to say?
"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!