19 February 2007

Footprints Beta

"One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes of his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. 'Lord, You said that once I decided to follow You, You'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed You most, You would leave me.'

The Lord replied, 'My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you." Anonymous

People seldom think twice before act. They just do it without considering the consequences. Without planning, there is usually no bottom line. Even if there is one before, it now becomes meaningless.

When people encounter difficulties, they expect others to help. When nobody offers any assistance, they tend to blame others and think it is their problem. However, nobody really owes anyone anything. It is nobody's fault indeed not to help.

Help actually comes from within, but not from outside.

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