The Deformed Couple
A man married a beautiful girl. He loved her very much. One day she developed a skin disease and slowly she started to lose her beauty. It so happened that her husband left for a tour one day and while returning, he met with an accident and lost his eyesight. However, their married life continued as usual.
As days passed, she lost her beauty gradually. The blind husband did not know this and there was not any difference in their married life. He continued to love her and she also loved him very much. She eventually died, and her death brought him great sorrow.
He finished all the last rites and prepared to leave that town. A man from behind called and said, “Now how will you be able to walk all alone? All these years your wife used to help you?”
He replied, “I am not blind. I was only pretending because if she knew l could see her ugliness it would have pained her more than her disease. So I pretended to be blind. She was a very good wife. I only wanted to keep her happy.”
Sometimes, it is good for us to act blind and ignore one another’s shortcomings in order to be happy.
No matter how many times the teeth bite the tongue, they still stay together in one mouth. That’s the spirit of forgiveness. Even though the eyes don’t see each other, they see things together, blink simultaneously and cry together. That’s unity.
May the Lord grant us the spirit of forgiveness and togetherness.
Alone I can say but together we can talk; alone, I can enjoy, but together we can celebrate; alone I can smile but together we can laugh. That’s the beauty of interpersonal relationships. We are nothing without each other.
The razor blade is sharp, but can’t cut a tree; the axe is strong but can’t cut the hair. Everyone is important, according to his/her unique purpose, never look down on anyone unless you are admiring their shoes.
— Author Unknown
Meditation: We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. For even Christ did not please Himself. – Romans 15:1-3
You will succeed in Jesus Name!