Wednesday, October 29, 2008


A village suffered from severe drought. The villagers gathered around a holy hermit who was staying in his hermitage in a nearby forest. They asked him to pray for rain and save their lives. He agreed but asked them to come to him the next day at the same time with full faith. They rushed to him the next day but the saint said, “There is no use in praying for rain now as none of you has true faith.” “We are full of faith”, they asserted. “Then why didn’t you bring your umbrellas with you?” asked the sage. They left the place in shame.

Jesus taught us that our prayers will be answered by God if we pray with strong and intense faith - like the mustard seed (Luke 17: 6)

By Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India. This is Story No. 7 in this site. Please click ‘Older Post’ at the bottom of a page to read previous stories and click 'Newer Post' at the bottom of a page to read newer stories in this site. Please click on a word in the 'Story Themes' to read stories on that theme.

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