A lady was waiting for her next flight in the boarding area of a huge international airport. As she had to wait for hours, she decided to buy a book and a bag of cookies to spend her time.
She sat down on a chair, in the waiting area of the airport, to rest and read in peace. Beside the chair where the bag of cookies was kept, a man sat down, opens his magazine and started reading. When she ate the first cookie, the man took one also. She felt infuriated but didn’t say a word. She just thought: “What a nerve! If I was in the mood, I would punch his eyes so that he doesn’t forget this daring!” To each cookie she ate, the man ate another one. That was letting her fume up with rage, but she couldn’t react. When only one cookie remained, she thought: “Ah, What will this abused man do now?” Then, the man divided the last cookie into two pieces; he ate one half and giving her the other half.
Ah! That was too much! She was too angry!
How happy she was when the paging system announced her next flight, in haste, she caught her belongs and headed to the boarding gate. After she sat down on her seat, inside the plane, she looked into her purse to take her eyeglasses, and to her surprise, her bag of cookies was there unopened as well her book untouched! Shi..!!! “She felt ashamed! She realized that she was the wrong one…..not a man. She had forgotten that her cookies were kept in her purse. The man divided his cookies with her, without fee! Infuriated, nervous or mad….while she was very mad thinking that he was dividing her cookies. And there was no more time to explain her….nor to apologize!”
Friend, the first step to repent is to examine you. Without examination yourself, you don’t know where you’ll start, and you don’t even know what wrong you did, what sins you had, what failures you stepped on. Be humble yourself and ask God’s direction, help, and favor to overcome your failures, your sins and your wrong doings.
Phạm Như Thế.