LOSING THE PERSON I LOVE
The disciple of a great oriental master traveled a day to visit his family. He didn’t see them a year. When he arrived there, he noticed that his father was very sad. He answered him why.
The father looked at him with tears in the eyes and said that his mother and sister died two weeks ago because of a sickness. The disciple was surprised and started to cry a lot.
His mother was still young and his sister was younger than him. He couldn’t believe that thing.
He resolved to stay some days with his father, giving him some effort. After, he returned the Monastery. He kept asking: “ Why did God want that? I lost the two persons I loved more. Why do I need to pass for it? “
After his arrival, he came to talk to the master and asked:
– Master, my mom and my sister died. Tell me please, why does God take the people we love more?
The master answered:
– God take the people we love more for we learn to love everybody, not only one or two persons. When we start to love everybody, we don’t suffer for the lost of one.
(Hugo Lapa from Brazil)