I saturated perhaps 2 handkerchiefs and then briskly composed myself.
even so, it's a compelling case for going the whole distance. It strongly capturied the motivating power of human emotion. Linking it to "God" at the end though cheapens it. Isn't human emotion sufficient without adding a religious sting?
Moreover, the main message was a father coming forward to help his injured son finish the race, right? JWs could say they'll do all they can to help their sons and daughters finish the race - which is quite different from treating their sons and daughters differently when(from the parents point of view) they wilfully abandon the race. Emotion is fine - it's just not the complete story.