God speaks!

“Look at the birds: they do not sow seeds, gather a harvest and put it in barns; yet   your     Father in Heaven takes care of them! Aren’t you worth much more than birds? Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it?”

Matthew, Chapter 6-verse 26 & 27

Maria closed the bible, closed her eyes and prayed for a while ‘Jesus tomorrow is my interview. Be with me, and give me the courage to answer it well. Now the post was for a teacher in a reputed college in Bangalore, more than 250 applicants were to apply for that single post. I Maria, a simple village girl, an orphan with two sisters…is it possible to compete? She shed two drops of tears which blew off the candle.

2 drops of H2O+NaCl. Rest of the body contains 8.465 litres of water and 67.750 grams of NaCl said her naughty little sister Michelle, the youngest and brightest sister. Introducing Michelle, naughty yet adorable, Maria’s little sister-oblivious to the word ‘feelings’, always up to new tricks or sharing the loads of information that she is taught from school to her other two sisters.

“Please don’t disturb me; I have an important Interview to attend tomorrow, and I need to prepare for it. Maria opened her eyes and kept her rosary on the table. She gave a requesting glance to the picture of Jesus and Mother Mary, looked at the photo of her parents Joaquim and Racheal. She was much attached to her mother Racheal, she was the kindest human being to her daughters, who taught Maria to pray, to love and most importantly to always care and look after her two younger sisters, but as God most often does, takes away the people we love the most. Maria always believed no matter how far away she was away from her parents, they would always look down upon their three children and bless them from up above.

Maria, along with her two sisters Michelle and Monica ate dinner and went off to sleep. As Maria went off to sleep, the imaginary illusions of her mother and the Interview whistled thru her mind.

“Beep” “Beep” the clock struck 8 a.m, Maria got up and rubbed her eyes saw Michelle next to her with a book twice her size by her side, she opened the book and said to herself ‘so this is where she gets the equations from!!’ Maria, went to the bathroom, freshened up quickly ate 2 slices of bread, drunk a cup of coffee and went off for the interview. To her good fortune out of the 250 applicants, only 165 turned up…she said to herself “I still have to get the better of the 164, to be selected” she made the sign of the cross, looked upwards for blessings and flipped open her file for last minute revisions, checked if she had brought the necessary documents, Bio Data, Application Letter and the necessary certificates. Everything was in place, she was ready.

No: 115, Maria Joseph called the attendant, the sound dribbled through her body. She stood up and confidently walked into the Interview room.

Time passed, Maria finally walked out of the office, and she wore an emotionless expression on here face. She slowly walked out of the office, caught the bus and headed home. Michelle saw her entering the house and said “395 drops of H2O+NaCl, 4.365 litres of water and 27.650 grams of NaCl wasted” What a girl…she continued “4659 cells damaged, 2.7% of brain used and 1 hour 37 minutes 49 seconds 25 micro seconds wasted”

Maria was obviously sad, the Interview hadn’t gone as per expectations, she did try her best, her sister would never understand. She said “Why God? Why? What did I do wrong, I prepared so well…Why does everything have to go against me? Maa wanted me to be successful, I have tried but I have failed and broke into tears. She cried in front of the alter. As irritated as she got with Michelle’s words, she did manage a smile now and then when she blurted out her equations, she after all was the naughty little sister…her mother used to say, in the exact words of her mother “You are looking at our next little genius superstar” that made Michelle very happy and she would always make it a point to learn one new equation everyday, to the annoyance of Maria.

After a while, she wiped her tears and decided to do a little bit of household work, suddenly she was attracted by a light near the bible, when she went near she saw it was a firefly. It flew around the bible and when she approached the bible, it flew away. Maria felt an inspiration from the light that glowed from the bible, she opened the bible. It was the verse of Matthew, and the paragraph read;

“Look at the birds: they do not sow seeds, gather a harvest and put it in barns; yet your Father in Heaven takes care of them! Aren’t you worth much more than birds? Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it?”

Matthew, Chapter 6-verse 26 & 27

It was the same passage that she read before, this time she understood the meaning behind those words, she looked at the photograph of her mother, it was as if her mother was trying to tell her something;

“Listen to what God says…..”

“Your future lies in his hands, do not be tensed or worried”

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  1. I suppose that is one way of looking at it – “God has a plan for all of us” The Gita also says something similar ” Your welfare is my concern” But I believe that God helps those who help themselves. He cannot be expected to act alone or in isolation 🙂 All the same I wish Maria had got the job!

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