‘ENGRAVE GOOD ON STONE, AND PAIN ON SAND’ By Mercy Karumba

A question I would like to pose to you is this,"how much pain is in your heart?"As you ponder on that: A story is...


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A question I would like to pose to you is this,”how much pain is in your heart?”As you ponder on that: A story is told about two friends who were walking through the desert. During some point on the journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other in the face.
 
The friend who was slapped was hurt, but without uttering a word, wrote in the sand “Today my best friend slapped me in the face”.
 
They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone “Today my best friend saved my life”.
 
The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?” The other friend replied “When someone hurts us we should write it down in the sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”
 
This is something we should adopt, when someone wrongs us, instead of carrying the pain and bitterness so heavily in our hearts, we should allow the wind to blow it away. However, when someone does something good to us, then this should forever remain engraved in our hearts.With this rule of life, we shall live a life full of joy and peace, with fewer burdens.Take this challenge with me, the next time someone hurts you, learn the lesson but write it on sand by not carrying it heavily in your heart. When someone does something good then engrave it in your heart because that is more valuable. To read more posts by Mercy, click HERE
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