This is one of those little stories that we like to share, because it is an inspiration in this difficult period. Avraham Mintz and Zoher Abu Jama are two paramedics in the Israeli city of Be’er Sheva, and were returning from surgery to help a 41-year-old woman with breathing problems. Before, they had rescued a 77-year-old man. Avraham and Zoher had no doubts that many other such interventions would soon follow. It was almost 6pm when the two, who work for Magen David Adom (MDA), the Israeli emergency response service, realized that that was their only chance to take a short break before starting again.
So, they stopped to pray. Avraham, a religious Jew, turned to Jerusalem with his black and white prayer shawl, while Zoher, a Muslim, turned to Mecca, kneeling on his prayer mat.
The two prayed for about 15 minutes, then got back on the ambulance to continue their work.
The photo of the two paramedics, of different religious faith but united by the same mission, was taken by one of their colleagues and went around the world because it shows that, united, we can overcome any difficulty.