Love from a Child
Who deserve to be loved, your son or your car?
There was a father who had bought a brand new car. Everyday, he took care the car. He removed the dirt and dust inside and outside of the car.
One day, at early morning while the father was cleaning the car, his little son was playing near to him. A couple of minutes passed, the child wrote something in the car using sharpened object. Suddenly, the father scolded his son. He angrily shouted, Don't do it again! Next time, don't touch the car anymore!
On the next day, the child wrote again on the car. Eventually, he was noticed again by his father. What he did was he got one of his tools and hammered his child's right hand repeatedly many times.
To make the story cut, the child was admitted to hospital. The child was crying and said to his father, "According to the doctor, my hand should be cut due to too much damaged. I don't have my right hand anymore!
The father regretted too much what he did to his son. He went home and was crying beside his car. Eventually, his eyes got attention to what the child is written. Without knowing of the father, his child wrote six words on the car. And it was ... "Father, I love you so much".
I got this story from a priest during his homily when I was attending a Holy Mass. Did you experience also the same? When was the time you have hurt your child so much?
I have two kids. Maybe at the time when my wife delivered our second baby at the hospital, our elder son wondered why we were not at home. When Hanhan, my son visited (accompanied by my mother) at school where we were quarantined, we introduced to him his baby sister. He started to get jealous because our attention focused to the baby. Months had passed, we noticed that Hanhan doesn't want baby Cana having toys. He immediately confiscated what was in her hand.
Everytime Hanhan hurt his sister, I repeatedly told him not to hurt baby because she is your sister, you should love her. He did not reply even nodding his head.
One time, Hanhan hurt again baby Cana. He pushed her sister and got hurt. We saw how he hurt the baby. And I was angry at that time seeing Cana falling down quickly and helplessly. I scolded Hanhan and got him hurt also until he cried. That made me realize that he is my son. I told him to say sorry to Cana. He obediently followed my command and hugged baby Cana.
We all knew the behavior and character of a child. We believe that it would change if we correct his wrongdoings. At least, we perform our duties and responsibilities on how to discipline our children. So that when they will go out and socialize other people, they show to them what they have learned at home.
Going back to the story of a father and a son, it leaves us many realizations or lessons:
Don't be so much attached to any worldly things. It changes our behaviour towards other people.
Child is more than anything else. He deserves to be loved and protected.
Hold your temper. Anger destroys life.
Love is shared and felt to a person and not to anything else.
Soul is more important than what you own
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