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  • Dear Friends/Family, I would like to share a contribution page with you which has been created in the $bookTitle$ book. To view the page please click on the following link: $findContributionLink$ Online Book for Brother James Kimpton https://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/OnlineBooks/Kimpton/Contributions/Find/India/srishivakumarsecretaryofthegandhigramtrustandrtusauditor1
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    Sri Shivakumar, Secretary of the Gandhigram Trust and RTU's Auditor

    UK | 15 Nov 2017

     

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  • Dear Friends/Family, I would like to share a contribution page with you which has been created in the $bookTitle$ book. To view the page please click on the following link: $findContributionLink$ Online Book for Brother James Kimpton https://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/OnlineBooks/Kimpton/Contributions/Find/India/sundarwilsoncapuchininstituteforcounsellingandpsychotherapy1
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    Sundar Wilson, Capuchin Institute for Counselling and Psychotherapy

    UK | 15 Nov 2017

     

    THE MIRACLE OF LOVE In popular opinion, Brother James Kimpton is regarded as a heroic ‘Saint of the Poor’, perhaps the 21st century’s most compelling example of a radical option for the most vulnerable and forgotten people. While that’s undeniably right, Brother James was also a great apostle of the ordinary, offering an approach to love focused not on a grand populistic scale but on a one-to-one human relationship, beginning with the neglected children. In that sense, his life is not only admirable but highly imitable. Brother James came to India at a very young age. Quite early in life he vowed to serve humanity until the last breath of life. Until the last moment of his life, he was fully devoted to selfless service. His work was a work of great charity and nobility. Selflessness was the guiding spirit behind it. In this world where agonies and sufferings reign supreme, the blessing tongue of Brother James was a soothing and encouraging experience for a multitude. He was a constant flame of goodness. He was a great ray of hope for all those who had none else to look after them. His great work was in itself a great reward. He became a good 'Thatha' for the poor, helpless and unfortunate children. He showered on everyone love, respect and honour. Service was his only mission and motto. He was always admired and respected by every one for his amazing work and achievements towards reaching the unreached. He was a unique one who always stood out from the crowd. When I met Brother James the first time, I sensed that he was a bit apprehensive about psychology/counselling. But, in my subsequent visits to RTU, I saw in him an incredibly spiritual, brave and inspiring man. I was aware he worked with poor and destitute children but I didn’t understand the risks and challenges he had to take, just to serve. Once, Brother James wanted to speak to me privately and at that meeting I was wonderstruck at his testimonies, his trust in God, his patience, humility and strength, and his ability to draw others to help. I regard him not only as a friend of the poor, but as one of the great mystics of the Catholic Church. The second thing I found most inspiring about Brother James was his patience and strength throughout his journey to serve the poor. Usually when we respond to God’s call to serve and it seems that people and time are working against us, we would become discouraged and upset. But he stayed strong in his faith by remaining calm and trustful in God in the face of difficulties and hurdles. Although Brother James had a good sense of humour, a winsome smile and cheerfulness, he suffered an intense trail of faith and insurmountable challenges that confronted him. But this led him toward union with God. He always met those challenges head on, surmounted his difficulties with great hope and a great smile. On the occasions that I met him, what always stood out for me was his awareness of the presence of God, Mother Mary and his tireless joy in serving the children. Third, Brother James had a profound respect for all faiths. He made a Hindu a better Hindu, or a better Muslim, or a better Protestant, or a better Catholic. Finally, I was inspired by Brother James's ability to draw others to God’s call. He was such a light of Christ that he easily drew others to serve the poor. His service to the poor drew Father Antony Paulsamy, Capuchin province and many others to join him in service. Brother James did not advertise or work to convince people to follow what he did, but through his actions, he inspired people to follow. In conclusion, I have learned so much from Brother James and have been inspired by his actions. His incredible faith in God, patience, and strength inspired us to be more like him. It is no wonder that such an incredible, spiritual, and inspiring man has won a permanent niche in the hearts of hundreds and thousands of people from various religions and walks of life. Sundar Wilson Anugraha, Capuchin Institute for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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