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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

"The one with always looking on the other side of the glass..."

"A friend of mine forwarded me this excerpt. Rather interesting, really. I guess most of you guys have either heard of this or have read it yourselves. Anyways, sharing is caring."

Two travelling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guestroom. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, "Things aren't always what they seem."

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest. When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field? The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused. The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.

"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied. "When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it."

"Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren't always what they seem."

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You might not know it until some time later...

"I guess that's why wise people always advice upon us to always look on the other side of the glass. We are often blinded by what's in front of us to actually comprehend why it happens. That's why I'd always say to my friends to faithfully believe that everything happens for a reason. In a way it's a measure of our maturity; how we deal with the situations God had blessed us with."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A very good story indeed..reminds me of Allah's sayings in the Quran..check Al-Baqarah:216... -kundur