Sickness and frail health dogged him from birth. He tried and failed in many trades because of weak health. After one year as novitiate of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, he was not admitted to join for same reason. But with persistence, he rose to greatness making significant contribution to the church.
Once there was an old man and a young boy, his grandson. The two set out on a journey to a far away village where a relative lived. They brought along with them a horse. The moral of the story is something very familiar to us.
A certain guru told about the story of Jesus knocking on a door in a house beside the street. The door had no doorknob. The listener asked why the door had no doorknob. Also, why did Jesus not just pushed the door or entered through it? After all, he is God. The guru explained that … Continue reading “The Closed Door”
In a stage play, a certain woman named Emily died and was allowed to come back to re-live one day in her life. She chose her 12th birthday. As she went through that day with her family, she had many revelations.
There was a story of a man who was assigned to watch the light house. He was given a gallon of oil to be used in lighting the lighthouse. The oil was good for a period of 1 month. In the middle of the month, two people in the community had an emergency and asked … Continue reading “When Good Beats Best”
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next … Continue reading “Driving Down Nails”
Life has many winter moments. Ron Hutchcraft has a beautiful experience of using his winter moments. He says, in many ways, the outcome of your battles may be decided, not on the battlefield alone, but in how you use your winter. Read his story…