BURDEN OR BROTHER A boy was carrying his crippled younger brother on his shoulders through the street. Seeing this, an old lady lamented, “Poor boy! What a burden you are carrying at this small age!” Hearing this, the boy told her emphatically, “He is not a burden. He is my beloved brother.”
There is a story about a procession held in a church after a charismatic retreat. Wooden crosses were arranged in the church to be carried by each during the procession through the street as a symbol of penance. The preacher announced, “Now each one shall carry your cross and get ready for the procession.” Suddenly, a drunken man advanced towards the ladies’ section and lifted his wife, loudly declaring, “Father, she is my cross.” A comedian once explained that the term “WIFE” was the abbreviation of the phrase, “Worry Invited For Ever”.By Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India. This is Story No. 15 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.