Thursday, November 29, 2012

Officer Larry DePrimo: NYPD Hero

Christ Washing the Feet of the Apostles by Meister des Hausbuches, 1475 
image source: Wikipedia

"When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. 'Do you understand what I have done for you?' he asked them. 'You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.  I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.  Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.'" -- John 13 NIV

image source: NYPD's Facebook page

When I saw the viral photo of NYPD cop Larry DePrimo, who bought a homeless man a pair of all-weather boots and then proceeded to put them on him, I thought of the story of Jesus washing the apostles' feet.  To serve and protect.  Thank you, Officer DePrimo, for your wonderful example of human decency and kindness.  We need more everyday heroes like you.

Here's the Today Show interview with Officer DePrimo:

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