Volume - 10 : Issue - 3

Published : Jul. - Sep. 2011

Group : Think About It

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Ocean's Waves

There was once a wave in the ocean,
Rolling along, enjoying the warmth of
the sun and the swiftness of the breeze.
It smiled at everything around it
as it made its way toward the shore.
But then, it suddenly noticed that
the waves in front of it, one by one,
were striking against the cliff face,
being savagely broken to pieces.
'Oh God!' It cried. 'My end will be just like theirs.
Soon I, too, will crash and disappear!'
Just then another wave passing by
saw the first wave's panic and asked :
'Why are you so anxious?
Look how beautiful the weather is,
See the sun, feel the breeze . . . . . '
The first wave replied : 'Don't you see?
See how violently those waves before us
strike against the cliff; look at the
terrible way they disappear.
We'll soon become nothing just like them.'
'Oh, but you don't understand,'
the second wave said. 'You're not a wave.
You're a part of the ocean.'

God Said 'No'

I asked God to take away my pain
God said, No.
It is not for Me to take away, but
for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my
Handicapped child okay.
God said, No.
His spirit is okay, his body is
only temporary.
I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a by-product of tribulations;
it isn't granted, it is learnt.
I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings.
Happiness is up to you.
I asked God to spare me pain,
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from
Worldly cares and brings
you closer to Me.
I asked God to make
my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own, but
I will prune you to make your fruitful.
I asked God for all things that
I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, so that
you may enjoy all things.
I asked God to help me love others,
as much as He loves me.
God said . . . . . Aahh, finally
you have an idea.