In the ancient India, there was a master that took care of an Ashram. An Ashram is a place where the masters live in peace and tranquility. Commonly they take care of disciples who want the Spiritual Awake. This master had few disciples, but it was the sufficient to work in the Ashram and to supply their needs.
However, there was a disciple that was send to the outside of the Ashram to find solutions of conflicts and other complicated things. The last time was the master that ordered, to find a solution of a fight between merchants in a village.
The disciple, however, was starting to become annoyed with that situation. He didn’t understand why the master always gave him difficult tasks that exposed him to a kind of risk. During that, the other disciples always did the routine of the Ashram, some tasks lighter with no risk.
Certain day, tired of these works, he came to talk to the master, and said:
– Master, I respect your decisions, but it seems that you don’t like me. Why do you always give me the harder tasks? What do you have against me?
The master answered:
– Contrarily, if I give you harder tasks, it means that only you can realize them. And no other disciple can do that. Every time I propose a difficult task to you, you need to be happy about your capacity. The same way, God never give us a heavy cross if we can’t take it. If you are passing by these dangerous tests, God judge you able to walk throw dangerous ways. Then, enjoy this opportunity to grow up.
(Hugo Lapa from Brazil)