Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Does your heart beat for others?

I could not help but recall the story I read about Mother Teresa.

It is about a family with eight children who have not eaten for days. The faces of the little children were disfigured due to lack of nourishment. There were no sorrows in their faces. Only pain of hunger.
When they were given food, the mother divided the rice into two halves. The first half was apportioned to the children. Carrying the other half, the mother disappeared momentarily. When she came back, she said that she shared the food with the neighbors who were also hungry.

This was about a mother, an adult who despite being poor can be generous.

What I witnessed was a little girl. She lives in the depressed area where contestants from that noontime show were recruited. She was lucky to have been chosen as one of the winners. When she was made to choose for the prize she wanted, she pointed the package of toys. I thought she was stupid to select the package among the more expensive and useful home appliances.

Asked why she chose the toys , she said that they were not for her but for her siblings who never had new toys in their lives.

There were times in the past that I whined. " Why Lord. Why do you allow these things to happen? What more prayers do you need?"

A non-Christian sent this to me when I was in deep depression. Did the Lord use him as an instrument when I already refused to pray?