A person started to walk on a rope tied between two tall towers at several hundred feet above the ground. He is slowly walking balancing a long stick in his hands. He has his son sitting on his shoulders. Everyone down were watching him in bated breath and were tensed beyond words. Some were already praying in murmurs. He slowly reached the second tower. Everyone clapped, whistled and welcomed him with utter delight. Afterwards, they shook hands and took selfies with him.
He then asked the crowd, “Do you all think I can walk back on the same rope now from this side to that side?” Crowd shouted, “Yes, Yes, you can.” “Do you trust me” he asked? They said, “Yes, yes we are ready to bet on you. He said okay, and then asked the crowd, “Can anyone of you sit on my shoulder, I will take you to the other side safely”. There was pin drop silence and everyone became quiet. No one could say anything but stared at the man dumbfounded and some just walked off.
Belief is very different compared to Trust. For Trust you need total surrender. There is no question of ifs and buts. It is to go head long and take the plunge whatever the consequences. This is what we all are lacking towards God in today’s world. We believe in God; we have utmost faith in Him but we don’t trust Him with ourselves.
–GIVE WHILE YOU ARE LIVING:
A rich Goan landlord once asked his parish priest: “Why does everybody call me stingy when everyone knows that when I die I will leave everything I have to this church?” The priest answered, “There once was a pig and a cow in this village. The pig was unpopular and the cow was loved by all in the village. This puzzled the pig.”
The pig said to the cow, “People speak so warmly of your good nature and your helpful attitude. They think you are very generous because each day you give them milk, butter and cheese. But what about me? I give them everything I have. I give them the famous Goa sausages, bacon and ham. I also provide ingredients for mouth-watering sorpotel. Yet no one likes me. Why is that?”
The priest then told the man and continued on this story, “Do you know what the cow answered? The Cow said, “Perhaps it is because I give while I am still living.” The rich man understood the meaning behind this message and gave whatever he had to the needy and never looked back.
Give whenever you can there is nothing that we are taking with us. Seeing the joy on their faces makes you feel satisfied beyond measure. Be Selfless at all times.
–NEVER ASK “WHY?” TO THE CREATOR:
Sometimes some things are written on your fate. No matter how hard you may try to change them, they never change. The crow and the parrot were both created ugly. But the parrot protested to its Creator and was made beautiful. However, the crow remained content with the will of its Creator and remained ugly. No human was ready to keep him in their house as a pet. Today the parrot with its beautiful myriad colours is in the cage where his freedom is curtailed and the crow flies free as he wishes.
Behind each and every incident there is an exquisite wisdom that maybe you will never understand it therefore, never ask “Why?” to the Creator. He knows best and has chalked out plans for each and every one in life. Do not crib and cry, “Why Me.” He knows what he is doing. Enjoy his creation and Love Life.