Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Beauty of Teardrops

There is a story of a competition held in heaven. God offered a grand prize for the angel who collected the most beautiful object in the universe. The angels searched everywhere and returned with several beautiful articles such as butterflies, coral fishes, Dewdrops, feathers and flowers.
God was not fully satisfied with these collections. Finally, an angel returned with a small bottle containing the tears of a repenting sinner. This angel was given the first prize.
We often neglect minor sins as silly. But the trouble with little sins is that they do not stay little. Sin is like a river which begins in a quiet spring but ends in a stormy sea. When we commit a sin, we wound God, our loving father. By sincere repentance, we can seek and obtain pardon from the merciful God.
A teacher once asked her students, “What do you mean by repentance?” One student said, “It is being sorry for our sins.” Then another student added, “Miss, it is being so sorry that we decide to quit that sin for ever and resolve not to repeat it.”
Jesus Christ said that there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety nine respectable people who do not need to repent.

© By Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India.
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