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Text Box: North Eaton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
35895 Royalton Rd.                                                                                                                                           Grafton, Ohio 44044
Address Service Requested                

Minister: Dr. Paul H. Durbin
Licensed Minister: Judy Ponting
Christian Ed. And Youth Director: Polly Tallos
Secretary: Londa Blaine				
Pathways Counseling and Growth Center: Dr. Ralph Thompson
Choir Director: Kyle Vander Schrier
Pianist: Carla McElhaney
Grafton, OH 44044
Permit No. 8
Text Box: Paul’s  Place
November 2007

	Earlier in October, during my channel surfing while getting ready to come into the  office, I caught a bit of an ABC event. (I think it was ABC.  Remember, I was  channel surfing).  The news people were honoring Jennifer Lopez’ “bravest fan”, by telling this  fan’s story on national television.  The honoree is a nurse in the NICU at a hospital in Detroit.  The news person explained how hard she worked to give the frailest and most fragile of human lives a fighting chance to live.  They told of her long hard hours and her involvement in the lives of the families.  If that were not enough, she is also an ER nurse as her second job.  She works with the victims of rape in a most             difficult section of Detroit.  Rape victims often see her before they see anyone else.        She is truly one the heroes of the world and though she doesn’t do it for the honor, it is nice to honor her and others like her.
	As an added surprise, Jennifer Lopez came out on stage to greet the tear streaked  honoree.  As I watched the embrace and kind greetings, I wondered, “Who feels the most special here?  The honoree, who gets to meet and embrace Jennifer Lopez, the            entertainer?  Or Jennifer Lopez, the entertainer, who is allowed to meet and embrace this brave and sacrificial hero of Detroit?” 
	I am certainly not going to pass judgment here, but simply wonder which is the greater honor, meeting an entertainer or meeting such a nurse?  I am also curious as to what the viewer felt.  Did those watching say to themselves, “Boy, Jennifer Lopez, the entertainer, sure is lucky to be on the same stage with such a good person as that nurse.”?  Or was it the other way around?  The whole intent of the ABC event had to do with honor.  So, who was really honored?  I’m just asking and wondering about it.
Text Box:    NECC Country Christmas Bazaar—Saturday, November 10th
	        9:00—3:00     Bring the whole family and enjoy!