This was strange. I have to tell you that ..
It was exam time. I am studying late evening. I used to study in
Bava's dining room. It was an L shaped table which can accomodate 12
to 16 people. During synods all bishops used to sit there. At one end
Bava had a chair it had cushion on it, other chiars didn't. I would
never sit on the chair reserved for Bava. But on the one close to
it. There was a door from this dining room to his guest/living room.
( all one :). It will be closed usualy.
So it was dinner time. The door opened and Bava came to the dining
room. I was reading. I stopped it and stood up. He sat on his chair
and asked me to sit and continue reading. Imgine that ! Sitting
close to Bava ! ( and read ). I could not do that and I told him it
is my dinner time too and will go to my dinner table. For which he
said " you will not sit even if I say ?". I was in a dilemma. But
my nervouness prevailed and i smiled and went down stairs.
Next day same scenario. Dinner time. Door opens Bava sees me and
with in a fraction of a second closes the door. Then he rang the bell
for the boy and asked him to take his dinner (which is Kanji most
days ) to his room!. He told the room boy " That enginer (that is
how HB used to call me) is studying there and I dont want to disturb
I did not know what to say... People with this kind of humillty
They do exist. Because I saw it. Otherwise I would not have believed it.
NB: When I read that IOC catholica invited by Mor Attanasious (Muvattupuzha)
sat on that room to plot against JSC my heart burdened.
Did this father cried from heaven ? I am certain he did.
St. Ignatious JSC