Saturday, May 3, 2014


                                A teacher of the final year class of a school was dear to all the students. But he had a bad habit which was known only to a few of his friends. He used to enjoy alcoholic drinks regularly.

                                In his last class he gave his students important instructions about preparing for the final examination. The students had come that day with gifts for their beloved teacher. They presented their gifts to the teacher, one by one, after the class. One of the students was the son of a large shop selling all types of expensive liquor. The boy approached the teacher with a large packet with several small holes. The teacher was happy to see the packet, which he expected to contain some exquisite liquor. He accepted the packet with joy and thanked the boy.

                                He carried the packet very carefully in his car, keeping it close to him. After driving some distance through a busy street, he felt that a liquid was leaking out from the packet. He assumed that the bottle of liquor was accidentally opened or broken during the drive, spilling the liquor. He was terribly upset and was reluctant to waste the liquor. Due to heavy traffic, he could not stop the car there. So he collected the leaking liquid in his left hand and licked it with lust. The taste was unfamiliar. But he presumed that it was some special liquor that he could not taste so far. Reaching a convenient spot, he stopped the car and opened the packet in a hurry. He was surprised to find a nice little puppy in the packet. He realized with horror that the liquid he licked was the puppy’s urine!

                                Addiction to alcohol (alcoholism) has ruined the life of millions. The Holy Scriptures condemn alcoholism. We must abstain from this harmful habit and pray for God’s grace to transform the alcoholics in our society.

                                Drinking alcohol, smoking, chewing pan, abuse of drugs, watching immoral pictures etc. are sinful pleasures that destroy our health, peace, purity, character and life, leading to physical, mental and moral disease and death. Alcoholism distorts the personality, destroys domestic life and initiates sinful anti-social activities. Alcohol appears to dissolve problems and worries for a while, but they later reappear in bulk. Since alcohol causes addiction it should be avoided. Let us avoid all harmful habits.

© By: Prof. Dr. Babu Philip, Darsana Academy, Kottayam-686001, Kerala, India ( 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,  Leo. S. John, St. Antony's Public School, Anakkal, Kanjirappally and Neil John, Maniparambil, Ooriyakunnath, Kunnumbhagom, Kanjirappally, Kottayam-686507, Kerala, India.
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