Some days ago, I took my time to watch a little child and her mother quarrel. Her mum bought her “gala” (Sausage roll) and she said she did not want that one, she wanted the “Bigi” brand and her mother told her to use her own money to buy it herself. she started throwing and her mum looked at her and told her “If I hear your voice again, I will beat you really hard”. She began crying and her mother ignored her. After about three minutes without getting any attention, she started eating the sausage roll and she was offering some to her mother, even feeding her in her mouth. That really brought a warm smile to my heart. She sure had forgotten that she was supposed to be angry with her mum.
I started thinking of how many times people who love us and who we love offend us or do things that probably get us hurt and we carry on and on about it. We tell everyone who gives us a listening ear and sometimes we end up bad mouthing the people we claim to love. I read this from a book sometime ago, “Nobody who loves you will decide to hurt you intentionally”. The only reason we bear grudges against our loved ones is because our ego keeps painting nonexistent pictures for us which we believe.
If only as a little child, we could push this offence to one corner and look at these people with the eyes of love or probably go a little further by talking to them, if it is something we are not able to bear, the world will be a happier place. Little wonder Jesus said “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven”.
(Matthew 18:3 KJV)