Friday, January 23, 2009


This is a version of a popular children's story of India that teaches the nature of true love.
A dry leaf fell down from a tree and lay near a lump of clay. The leaf and the lump became good friends. The leaf told the lump that it was afraid of being carried by a storm into the river flowing nearby. There were signs of a severe storm. The lump of clay moved slightly and sat on the leaf and saved it from the storm. The weather became calm and they remained close. One day, they heard the sound of rain. The lump of clay was afraid of getting wet and being washed away in the water. The leaf saved the lump by covering it like an umbrella. The rain stopped and they were happy. Later, one night, a severe storm and a heavy rain arrived together. The dry leaf was flown far away and destroyed. The lump of clay was washed away. Their loving friendship continued till their end.
Our Lord Jesus Christ loves us infinitely. He suffered the Passion and sacrificed His life to save us from sin and lead us to salvation. He taught us, “My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you. The greatest love a person can have for his friends is to give his life for them" {John 15: 12, 13}.
Dr. Resmy Susan Babu, M.D, Senior Resident in Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India & Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India.

This is story No.94 in this site. Please click ‘older posts’ at bottom of page to read previous stories.

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