THE HEART IS DECEITFUL
A woman baked bread for members of her family and an
extra one for a hungry passerby. She kept the extra bread on the
Window-sill, for whosoever would take it away. Everyday, a hunch-back
came and took away the bread. Instead of expressing gratitude, he
muttered the following words as he went his way: "The evil you do
remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" This went on, day
after day. Everyday, the hunch-back came, picked up the bread and
uttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do,
comes back to you!" The woman felt irritated. "Not a word of gratitude,"
she said to herself... "Everyday this hunch-back utters this jingle!
What does he mean? "One day, out of despiration, she decided to do away
with him."I shall get rid of this hunch-back," she said. And what did
she do? She added poison to the bread she prepared for him! As she was
about to keep it on the window sill, her hands trembled. "What is this I
am doing?" she said. Immediately she threw the bread into the fire,
prepared another one and kept it on the window- sill. As usual, the
hunch-back came, picked up the bread and muttered the words: "The evil
you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" The
hunch-back proceeded on his way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in
the mind of the woman. Everyday, as the woman placed the bread on the
window-sill, she offered a prayer for her son who had gone to a distant
place to seek his fortune. For many months, she had no news of him...
She prayed for his safe return. That evening, there was a knock on the
door. As she opened it, she was surprised to find her son standing in
the doorway... He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered
and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak. As he saw his mother, he
said, "Mom, it's a miracle I'm here. While I was but a mile away, I was
so hungry that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old
hunch-back passed by. I begged of him for a small part of his food, and
he was kind enough to give me whole bread. "As he gave it to me, he
said, "This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall give it to you, for
your need is greater than mine!" "As the mother heard those words, her
face turned pale and red. She leaned against the door for support. She
remembered the poisoned bread that she had made that morning. Had she
not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten by her own son, and
he would have lost his life! It was then that she realized the
significance of the words: "The evil you do remains with you: The good
you do, comes back to you!
"Do good; Don't ever stop doing good, even if it's not
appreciated at that time.Everyone reaps what he sows.
So ladies lets work on this passage it will for sure change our lifes for the world, wherever we are definetely we will change.Despite the evil that wanted to tarnish everything about this woman lets arise and talk.