Why I didn’t save drowning boy

24 06 2014

Why I didn't save drowning boy

A drowning ten-year-old boy was shouting and struggling in the water. His seventy-year-old granny stood on the side of the quarry in agony, fright and grief. A tall young man walked up beside her and saw the young boy struggle for his life but made no attempt to help him, even though the old lady begged him again and again to do something for him. After some time, the boy began to get tired, the struggling lessened, and he was getting much weaker. Then the man jumped into the water and brought the boy to safety. ‘Why did you not save him sooner?’ asked the now very grateful granny. ‘I was losing hope. ‘Lady,’ said the young man, I could not save him as long as he was struggling. He would have dragged both of us to the bottom. When he stopped struggling it was easy to save him.’
That is God’s message to all of us in the gospels. We spend so much time rushing, racing, and trying to solve all our problems, while the Lord asks us to stop struggling and to trust in him.

Making Up by Kindness

3 04 2014

Making Up by Kindness

With my inexperience, I changed the flat tire in something under an hour and rolled into the nearest petrol station to see if the old spare was still useable. The attendant whom I had never seen before put a patch on the tube. When I said “How much?” he waved me off. “It’s on the house,” he said.
“It’s very kind of you, but why are you doing this for a stranger I asked curiously.
“Well,” he said, “yesterday I woke up as mean as a beaver with a toothache, I bit everybody who came in sight. This morning I feel fine. So, today I’m making up for yesterday. Favors for the customers, kind words for the help. That’s how I pay off for the bad days.”
Make up your offenses against God with many acts of kindness this lent.

The Story Of A Stupid Dog

26 02 2014

The Story Of A Stupid Dog

A butcher watching over his shop is really surprised when he sees a dog coming inside the shop. He shoots him away. But later, the dog is back again.
So, he goes over to the dog and notices’ it has a note in its mouth. He takes the note and it reads, “Can I have 12 sausages and a leg of lamb, please?”
The dog has money in its mouth, as well. The butcher looks inside and, lo and behold, there is a $10 note there. So he takes the money, puts the sausages and leg of lamb in a bag, placing it in the dog’s mouth. The butcher is so impressed, and since it’s about closing time, he decides to shut the shop and follow the dog. So off he goes.
The dog is walking down the street, when it comes to a level crossing the dog puts down the bag, jumps up and presses the button.
Then it waits patiently, bag in mouth, for the lights to turn. They do, and it walks across the road, with the butcher following him all the way.
The dog then comes to a bus stop, and starts looking at the timetable. The butcher is in awe as the dog stops a bus by pulling its left leg up and gets in it. The butcher follows the dog into the bus.
The dog then shows a ticket, which is tied to its belt to the bus conductor. The butcher is nearly fainting at this sight, so are the other passengers in the bus.
The dog then sits near the driver’s seat looking outside waiting for the bus stop to come. As soon as the stop is in sight, the dog stands and wags its tail to inform the conductor.
Then, without waiting for the bus to stop completely, it jumps out of the bus and runs to a house very close to the stop. It opens the big iron gate and rushes inside towards the door.
As it approaches the wooden door, the dog suddenly changes its mind and heads towards the garden. It goes to the window, and beats its head against it several times, walks back, jumps off, and waits at the door.
The butcher watches as a big guy opens the door, and starts abusing the dog, kicking him and punching him, and swearing at him.
The butcher surprised at this, runs up, and stops the guy. “What in heaven’s name are you doing? The dog is a genius. He could be on TV, for the life of me!” to which the guy responds: “You call this clever? This is the second time this week that this stupid dog’s forgotten his key.”
Moral of the story…
You may continue to exceed onlookers’ expectations but fall short of the boss’s expectations (as far as the boss is concerned).

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