Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Together The Weak Thrive, But Apart They Perish

Fable of the Porcupine

It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold.

The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.

After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either endure the pricks of their companions or disappear from the Earth.

Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.

The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.

It is not just Christians, but this happens even in the family settings as time goes by when we are not able to adjust with the difference of opinion, liking and the personality of one's spouse. So I believe the grace of God is like a supernatural glue that can keep the family, believers, brothers and sisters, Christians and colleagues together wherever God has placed us. But we need to take a decision to stick together by inculcating this type of mindset in us that will make God to work in our lives.

May God help us to bear each other's weakness and at the same time cherish and encourage the other person's strength. Remember, together we thrive but apart we perish.

Much Love and Blessings of the †,

Abraham Israel 

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