Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bangalore to Madurai -Story of Doves and Human beings......

The formation program organized by the General formation commission got over yesterday evening with the distribution of certificates. Br. Charles and Br. Jaime were appreciated for your in puts and also the organization. Though the number was small yet those who participated were happy and appreciative of this on going formation for the Formators. 
I visited the Provincial Curia of holy Trinity Province and spent the night there. The Provincial was not there but the Guardian gave me a very warm fraternal welcome. I left this morning for Madurai by flight via Chennai. It was pleasant one but my body did not enjoy as it had no sufficient rest and sleep. I landed here at 12pm and Br. Arokiam, Provincial of South Tamil Province was at the airport to welcome me. We will leave this evening to Anugraha, Dindigul where another program for the formators is organized. We are expecting big number.
Here is a good story emailed to me by one friar about the doves....I hope you will like it...

In an ancient temple, a number of pigeons lived happily on roof top. When the renovation of the temple began for the annual temple feast the pigeons relocated themselves to a Church nearby. The existing pigeons in the Church accommodated the new comers very well.

Christmas was nearing and the Church was given a facelift. All the pigeons had to move out and look for another place. They were fortunate to find a place in a Mosque nearby. The pigeons in the Mosque welcomed them happily. 

It was Ramadan time and the Mosque  was repainted. All the pigeons now came to the same ancient temple. 
One day the pigeons on top found some communal 
clashes below in a market square. The baby pigeon asked the mother pigeon "Who are these people ". 
The mother replied; they are "Human beings". The baby asked, "but why are they fighting with each other". The mother said "These human beings going to temple are called 'Hindus' and the people going to Church are called 'Christians' and the people going to Mosque are called 'Muslims'. 
The Baby pigeon asked, "why is it so? Look, when we were in the Temple we were called Pigeons, when we were in the church we were called Pigeons and when we were in the Mosque, we were called Pigeons.  Similarly they should be called just 'Human beings' wherever they go".
The mother Pigeon said, 'You and me and our Pigeon friends have experienced God and that's why we are living here in a highly elevated place peacefully. These people are yet to experience God. Hence they are living  below us and fighting and killing each other".
Read, Reflect and have a lovely day experiencing God.👏
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