“God’s Perfection,” the Story of Shaya, the Learning-Disabled Boy Who Hit The Grand-Slam Home-Run-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
Shaya is a child who attends a school for learning disabled children. His father tells a group at a fund-raising dinner that the perfection God seeks regarding children like Shaya is the reaction people have to them. He then tells a touching story of a group of boys playing baseball who respond to Shaya’s request to play with them. They tell him he can bat in the last inning. When that inning arrives, however, it’s a close score, but his team is trailing. Will the boys let him play as they promised? They do, and a sequence of selfless choices by members of both teams grants Shaya a grand-slam home-run. The fathers says those players had reached their level of God’s perfection.
This story has a source which TruthOrFiction.com has been able to trace. It’s attributed to Rabbi Paysach Krohn, a popular lecturer and best-selling author of the ArtScroll Maggid series of short stories. In a message to TruthOrFiction.com, Rabbi Krohn said, “Every single word in the story is accurate. I heard it from Shaya’s father himself – who is a close friend of mine”
For more information:
A list of Rabbi Krohn’s books:
- Maggid Speaks : Favorite Stories & Parables of Rabbi Sholom Schwadron (Artscroll Series)
- Along the Maggid’s Journey : Stories That Touch the Heart, from Around the World & Across the Generations
- In the Footsteps of the Maggid