Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Falling Fruits

A boy in South India was preparing for his school examination in physics. The topic of study was Newton’s law of gravitation. He felt that the topic was very tough and boring. After struggling with his study, he prayed aloud, “God, why didn’t you make Newton live in India?”

Hearing this perverted prayer, his mother asked why he prayed that way. He replied, “Mommy, this Newton was sitting under an apple tree when an apple fell upon him. Thinking about that fall, he framed this law. Had he been staying here, he would have sat under a jack fruit tree or a tall coconut tree and the large fruit or nut would have finished him and his foolish law!”

A man felt weak and tired after a long walk. He rested under a banyan tree for a while. Looking up, he saw the tiny fruits on the tall tree. In the adjacent field, he saw large watermelons on a feeble creeper plant. He laughed at the contradiction and thought that the creator was really foolish to grow the small fruits on the strong and tall tree and the large fruits on the weak creeper.

After a while he fell asleep under the cool shade of the huge evergreen tree. Then a small fruit of the tall tree fell on his body and awakened him. Staring at the tiny fruit, he felt enlightened. He thought, “If the fruits of this tree were large like the watermelon, they would have easily crushed me to death. He thanked God and praised the propriety of His creations.

God gives the best and most appropriate gifts, qualities and capabilities to every creation including man. God has clear plans about each of us. God’s plans bring us prosperity and not disaster.


© By Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India and Leo. S. John, Maniparambil, Ooriyakunnath,Kunnumbhagom, Kanjirappally, Kottayam-686507, Kerala, India.

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