Thoughts and Reflections
|Posted by WebMaster on April 7, 2011 at 9:37 AM|
A woman baked bread for members of her family and an extra one for a hungry
passerby. She kept the extra bread on the Window-sill, for whosoever would
take it away. Everyday a hunch-back came and took away the bread. Instead
of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way:
"The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" This
went on, day after day.
Every day the hunch-back came picked up the bread and uttered the words: The
evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" The woman
felt irritated. Not a word of gratitude she said to herself...Everyday this
hunch-back utters this jingle!
What does he mean? One day, out of desperation, she decided to do away with
him. I shall get rid of this hunch-back she said. And what did she do?
She added poison to the bread she prepared for him! As she was about to put
it on the window sill her hands trembled. "What is this I am doing?" she
said. Immediately she threw the bread into the fire, prepared another one
and put it on the window- sill.
As usual, the hunch-back came, picked up the bread and muttered the words:
"The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" The
hunch-back proceeded on his way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in the
mind of the woman.
Every day as the woman placed the bread on the window-sill she offered a
prayer for her son who had gone to a distant place to seek his fortune. For
many months, she had no news of him... She prayed for his safe return. That
evening, there was a knock on the door; as she opened it she was surprised
to find her son standing in the doorway... He had grown thin and lean. His
garments were tattered and torn.
He was hungry starved and weak. As he saw his mother, he said, "Mom, it's a
miracle I'm here. While I was but a mile away, I was so hungry that I
collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunch-back passed by. I
begged of him for a small part of his food, and he was kind enough to give
me the whole bread. "As he gave it to me, he said, "This is what I eat
everyday.Today, I shall give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!"
"As the mother heard those words, her face turned pale and red. She leaned
against the door for support.
She remembered the poisoned bread that she had made that morning. Had she
not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten by her own son, and he
would have lost his life! It was then that she realized the significance of
the words: "The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to
Do good don't ever stop doing well even if it's not appreciated at that
time. If you like this, share it with others and I bet you, so many lives
would be affected.
Have a wonderful day. Remember, "God is what we need, to do the will of
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