Let us be slow to judge and quick to respond to anyone needs. Nevertheless, we must consider our response carefully. Below is a story that illustrates the point.
A soldier who was fighting in Vietnam War called home one day to his parents. He told them that he would be coming home soon.To the soldier, I think the following quote is appropriate:
The parents were elated and told him that they wished he could come home the soonest possible. When the soldier told them that he would be coming home with a friend, the parents welcomed that. However, when he told them that this friend had lost a leg and an arm during the war and he would be staying with them permanently, the father rejected him straight away.
He said that handicapped people would add burden to the family so he would not welcome his friend to stay with them for long term. He suggested this friend of his to think of a way himself to settle his problem. Upon hearing this, the soldier hung up the phone.
A few days later, the parents were informed by the police that their son committed suicide. When they went for identification, they were stunned when they saw their son having only one leg and one arm.(Thanks to Honman for the above story)
“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.” - Lao Tzu
The above story really gave me some insights and wisdom.
“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” - Joanne Kathleen Rowling
“The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” - Brian Tracy
What do you think? Do you agree that we need to respond carefully?
- Knowing What Matters Most
- Spend time with your family
- Don't reject your blessings
- Don't get discouraged or depressed
- Be careful how you react!
- Happy Family