Parable of the Day: What to Do When Your Friend Hurts You

There were two friends. They had an argument one day, and one of them slapped the other one in the face. The latter felt pain but he chose not to say anything. Instead, he wrote on sand, “Today my best friend has slapped me in my face.”

They kept going until they found an oasis where they decided to bathe. The one who had been slapped in the face, almost sank, and his friend rescued him. As soon as he came around, he wrote on a rock, “Today my best friend has rescued my life.”

The other friend asked him:

— When I offended you, you wrote it on sand, and now you write on a rock. Why?

The guy replied:

— When someone hurts us, we should write it on sand so that winds could wash it away. However, when someone does anything good, we should cut it in stone so that no wind could wash it away.

Teach yourself to write your offences on sand and cut your joys in stone.

Prepared by The Catalog of Good Deeds