Once upon a time;
A Shepperd took his herd of sheep to graze.
In the way, he saw a huge walnut tree and climb it.
The Shepperd went up high of the tree to reach the fruit.
While he was enjoying the fresh walnuts, a strong wind started blowing. He wanted to come down, but it seemed impossible and got scared.
The wind was moving the tree’s branches very severe, and he knew he would fall and hurt himself badly or even die.
He looked at the sky and said: “Dear God; if you let me come down safely, I would give my herd to the poor for your satisfaction.”
And he kept begging God for a miracle.
Suddenly the wind slowed down and the Shepperd felt his safety right away. He came to a more strong branch, looked at the sky, and said: “Dear God, if I give my herd to the poor, what would my wife and children do? I am sure you wouldn’t mind me changing my prayers and give you only half of the herd.”
He came down slowly and when he got closer to the ground, looked at the sky and said: “Dear God, I’m sure you wouldn’t mind if I only give a little bit of the wool and milk to the poor and keep the other half to myself.”
The Shepperd climbed down the tree safely and looked at the sky and said: “Dear God, sometimes I just talk too much. Sorry if I took your precious time. Whatever I said on the tree doesn’t make sense to me, now that I am on the ground.”
“This simple story reminds us of many similar situations we see or hear.”
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