Third Class Train in India

While waiting for a train in India, a missionary got into a conversation with

a high-caste Indian.

“Are you traveling on the next train?” the missionary asked.

“No,” he replied, “that train has only third-class carriages.

It’s all right for you, because you are a Christian.

“Third class doesn’t degrade you and first class doesn’t exalt you. You are above these distinctions, but I have to observe them.”

– I got this story from Selwyn Hughes.