There was once a stone cutter who was dissatisfied with himself and with his position in life. One day he passed a wealthy merchant’s house. Through the open gateway, he saw many fine possessions and important visitors. “How powerful that merchant must be!” thought the stone cutter. He became very envious and wished that he could be like the merchant. To his great surprise, he suddenly became the merchant, enjoying more luxuries and power than he had ever imagined, but envied and detested by those less wealthy than himself. Soon a high official passed by, carried in a sedan chair,... Read more »
A request made to God never reaches him directly. The angels, his servants, are the ones that transmit your wishes, your prayers. Or maybe they don't transmit them, even, and many requests don't reach their destination. Why? Because entities sort them on the way. They examine your requests, and with some of them they say, 'Why take all that all the way to God? He's got other things to do than listen to these sorts of complaints. Throw them in the waste basket!' So, I hope that's clear. When you pray, you can address the Lord directly - I do... Read more »
When all is said and done, you are part of me. That's the way it was meant to be. People are brought together for a reason, everything happens for a reason. I believe the reason that you and me were brought together was because we complete one another. We fill in each other's missing spots with love. And if someday God decides to tear us apart, I trust that there is a reason. Cause if there is a reason for love, there is a reason for life beyond it.
Be understanding to your enemies. Be loyal to your friends. Be strong enough to face the world each day. Be humble enough to know you cannot do everything alone. Be generous to those who need your help. Be frugal with what you need for yourself. Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything. Be foolish enough to believe in miracles. Be willing to share your joys, but also Be willing to share in the sorrows of others. Be a leader when you see a path others have missed. Be a follower when you are shrouded by the... Read more »
One day, a country rat wanted to go to town. He prepared himself and started his journey. It was hot on the way. So the rat was tired and thirsty. He then stopped near a big pond... to drink water for refreshing himself and to find some fruits to eat. Near that pond, there lived a frog. When the rat saw the frog, he walked straight towards him. He forced the frog to take him to the other side of the pond. But the frog refused. The rat beat up the frog badly. So the frog had to give up... Read more »