Jacob and his wife went to the Church every Sunday for an early morning mass and every time he had this habit of switching of his phone before he entered the Church. One Sunday as they were getting late, Jacob forgot to switch off his phone. As soon as the mass started it was to his bad luck that his phone rang in the Church by accident during prayers. The Pastor scolded him. The worshippers admonished him after prayers for interrupting. His wife kept on lecturing on his carelessness all the way home. His co-vineyard workers shook their heads in disgust. You could see the shame, embarrassment and humiliation on his poor face. He never stepped foot in the church again.
That evening, Jacob was so disgusted that to pacify himself, he went to a drinking bar. He was still very nervous and trembling at what had transpired. He spilled his drink on the table, bottle falls by accident and it splashed on some people. Those it touched rushed towards him. He closed his eyes expecting bashing of words or slaps. Instead they were concerned to know if he did not get a cut from the broken bottle. The waiter apologized and gave him a napkin to clean himself. The janitor mopped the floor. The female manager offered him a complimentary drink. She also gave him a huge hug and a peck while saying, “Don’t you worry man. Who doesn’t make mistakes?”
He has not stopped going to that bar since them. From this we can surely understand that sometimes our attitude as believers drives our souls to Hell. We can all make a big difference by how we treat people especially when they make mistakes. If we cannot be a bridge connecting people, then we must not be a wall to separate them. If we cannot be a light to brighten peoples’ good deeds, then do not be darkness covering their efforts. If we cannot be a pencil to write anyone’s happiness, then try to be a nice eraser to remove their sadness.
We can always be each other’s keepers, let us resolve to heal the world and make it a better place. Inspire Someone Today. Send Love and kindness to each and everyone and Be Humble and Humane.