BELIEF AND RELIEF
Kunjunni was a great poet of Kerala in
. One of his short poems is: “Yesuvil aanente viswasam; Keesayil aanente aswasam.” This may be translated as: India
“In Jesus is my BELIEF; In my purse is my RELIEF.”
A wealthy old man was on his deathbed. His personal doctor had earned much by providing him expensive but unnecessary treatment. His lawyer also used to rob him by dragging him into unnecessary issues and providing expensive legal advice. The old man was aware of their actions. He summoned both the doctor and the lawyer to his deathbed and asked them to stand on either side of the bed. “I wish to die like Jesus”, he said, reminded of the death of Jesus on the cross in between two thieves. The two persons in the story may be exceptions to their professions, as we find several doctors and lawyers who provide dedicated service, in tune with the whisper of their conscience.
By Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India. This is Story No. 48 in this site. Please click ‘Older Post’ at the bottom of this page to read previous stories and click 'Newer Post' at the bottom of this page to read newer stories in this site. Please click on a word in the 'Story Themes' to read stories on that theme.