Tuesday, May 1, 2018

MEETING GOD




                An old man and a small child reached a park one evening. They sat on the same bench. The child smiled and shared his chocolates with the old man. The old man had a bottle of water with him which he happily shared with the child. They started to talk about several silly matters. The old man narrated some interesting stories which the child enjoyed very much. The child sang a few songs which the old man appreciated very much. As the sun was setting, they parted, embracing each other and promising to come there every day.
                Reaching home, the child told his mother, “Mommy, I met God today. His hair was silver-coloured and was very old. He was full of love and told me a lot of nice stories.
                The old man reached his home and told his son, “Today, I met God in the park.” His son did not believe the old man’s words. Then the old man continued, “He is just a little child. He was very affectionate and kind to me. We had a very interesting time together, today.”
                It is said that in bringing up children, we must spend on them half as much money and twice as much time. Jesse Jackson said, "Your children need your presence more than your presents." H. Jackson Brown, Jr. said, "Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep."
                King David sang in the Psalms, “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a real blessing.” That is the beauty of the innocence of infancy.
                It is our duty to give gratitude, love, respect, service and support to our elderly relatives. We must take care of them and provide for them especially in their old age, illness and need. By our love and service, we can add days to their life and add life to their days.
                Love is the language that can be heard by the deaf, seen by the blind and felt even by the newborn and the mentally retarded.
                We may give without loving; but we cannot love without giving. Love is giving all we can. Love is like a smile - neither have any value unless given away. Karl Menninger said, "Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it." Saint Mother Teresa said, "It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts."
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© By: Prof. Dr. Babu Philip, Former Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India, Prof. Mrs. Rajamma Babu, Former Professor, St. Dominic's College, Kanjirappally and Leo. S. John and Neil John, Maniparambil, Alfeen Public School, Kanjirappally, Kerala, India. 
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