Thursday, November 12, 2009


An old man was travelling with his son in a train. The son was about 25 years old. The young man was obviously overjoyed and was enjoying the journey with great excitement, observing every scene through the window with curiosity and reporting everything to his father with enthusiasm.

He shouted, "Papa, see this- all the trees are moving backward".
The old man smiled and admired his son’s feelings with great interest and involvement.
A young couple, seated on the opposite seat, was listening to the conversation between the father and the son. They were surprised that the young man was behaving like a small child. They assumed that he was insane or mentally retarded.
The young man shouted again, "Papa, see the pond and the houses. Children are playing in that ground. Clouds are moving along with the train".
The couple was watching the young man and his childish actions with contempt.
Then it started raining and he touched the raindrops with his hand and shouted with ecstasy, “Papa it's raining, I can see the drops of water, see Papa".
The couple lost patience and asked the old man, "Why don't you consult a good doctor and get timely treatment for your son."
The old man replied with tears in his eyes, “Yes, We are returning from the hospital. Today my son got his eye sight for the first time in his life. He was born blind. "
It is wrong to draw conclusions until we know all the facts. It is said that three unmarried persons are responsible for most of the troubles in the world. They are: misunderstanding, misinterpretation and misrepresentation. Because these words start with ‘mis’, they are described humorously as ‘Miss’ troublemakers.

Jesus taught,“Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you, for God will judge you in the same way as you judge others, and He will apply to you the same rules you apply to others” {Matthew 7: 1, 2}. “Do not condemn others, and God will not condemn you; forgive others, and God will forgive you.”{Luke 6:37}.

St. Paul advises Titus, “Tell them not to speak evil of anyone, but to be peaceful and friendly, and always to show a gentle attitude towards everyone. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient and wrong” {Titus 3: 2, 3}.


© By: Dr. Resmy Shajul, Senior Resident in Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala &Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India.

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1 comment:

surbhi said...

its amazing it brings lots of tars in my eyes and also teaches me a nice lesson tooooo i loved it. it is great