Friday, November 23, 2007

Philippians 2.14 in Perspective

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind.

She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, "If I could only see the world, I would marry you."

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.

He asked her, "Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?"

The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at him the rest of her life led her to refuse his proposal.

Her boyfriend left her in tears and days later wrote the following note to her: "Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine."

Today before you say an unkind word...think of someone who cannot speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food...think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your spouse...think of someone who's praying to God for a companion.

Today before you complain about your lot in life...think of someone who departed this life far too early.

Before you complain about your children...think of someone who is unable to have children.

Before you argue about your dirty house because someone neglected their chore...think of someone who calls the streets their home.

Before whining about the distance you have to drive...think of someone who walks the same distance on their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job...think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.