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.