Thu 24 Dec 2009 20:40
Alongside Mar del Plata
A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a
precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another
traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her
bag to share her food.
The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the
woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation.
The traveler left rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the
stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime.
But, a few days later, he came back to return the stone to
the wise woman.
"I've been thinking," he said. "I know how valuable this
stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give
me something even more precious. Please give me what
you have within you that enabled you to give me this
Sometimes it's not the wealth you have but what's inside
you that others need.
This might be naive and trite but I think it captures something of the Christmas spirit.
All is well.
What I have inside me is an empty stomach. You want it you can have it. Alright, alright I am just playing up to my 'bah humbug' image. Actually a little know fact - I am originally of Jewish origins. Happy Holidayzzzzzzzz.