True Story - Thousand miles begins with a single step....
- A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were
a loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes. When the boy
was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine
bottle open. He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the
bottle and keep it in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in the
kitchen totally forgot the matter. The boy saw the bottle and
playfully went to the bottle fascinated by its color and drank it
all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small
When the child collapsed the mother hurried him to the hospital,
where he died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how to face
her husband. When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw
the dead child, he looked at his wife and uttered just five words.
What were the five words ?
The husband just said "I am with you Darling"
The husband's totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behavior.
The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no
point in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he had taken
time to keep the bottle away, this would not have happened. No one is
to be blamed. She had also lost her only child. What she needed at
that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband.
That is what he gave her. If everyone can look at life with this kind
of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world. "A
journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and
fears. And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you
MORAL OF THE STORY
This story is really worth reading...... Sometimes we spend time in
asking who is responsible or whom to blame, whether in a
relationship, in a job or with the people we know. By this way we
miss out some warmth in human relationship.
- Dear All,
we were reading several messages on discussing the
catholicate and patriarchate and i am sure that those
arguments will never converge and touch to any
conclusions as they are kept parallel today. the
re-establishment of the catholicate of the 3rd century
was done in malankara in 1912 for which there were
objections within the church. however it was made
right in 1964. still the confusion prevails.
in one of my old postings i just mentioned about the
establishment of a bishopate in Parumala seminary
which is the spiritual power for all our church
leaders, parishes all over the world and an undisputed
pilgrimage for all irrespective of cast, creed and
St.Greegorios of Parumala himself went to Jeruselam
and accepted the title of Jerusalem Patriarch in
silence. However; never agreed to the request of HH
Moran Peter III the Patriarch of Antioch to shift the
saint's stay to Jerusalem. saint's staying back at
Parumala resulted in the 2nd Jerusalem for us.
it is a common sight in Parumala that a bishop is
alway is visiting the sacred shrine.
as suggested in my earlier postings can we position a
bishop in that vacant seminary and re -establish the
title 'Jerusalem Patriarch' under the St Thomas
this would fulfil the desire of the saint to activate
the seminary as the spiritual centre for the church.
this should be the only place where no Christian shall
be denied of any sacraments because of the trivial
Dr.GeorgeK John, Sharjah.