Boy Jesus at the kitchen
Jesus: Mother, what are you doing?
Mary: I am preparing for dinner. Your father will be reaching soon from the workshop and we will welcome him with a nice meal.
(Mary was stirring the pot of soup and take a sip of it with the ladle she's holding to taste the soup. She then added a pinch of salt.)
Jesus: What is it that you put inside the pot, Mother?
Mary: This is salt, my son. It gives taste to our soup.
Jesus: Just a little of the salt for the whole big pot?
Mary: Yes, my boy, too much and it will be too salty.
Jesus: Is there any salt that is not salty?
Mary: (small laughter) Of course not, there is no use of salt if it's tasteless. People will just throw it away.
Years later, Jesus sat at the mountain and thinking what parable he wanted to use to teach the people. His childhood memory with his mother gave him an idea, and he said, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot."
Well, it’s a Monday blue. Sometimes the pressure caused by 1 main problem feels better than 20 little problems, coz juggling the thoughts in between matters and people’s comments can just make me edgy. Think I learn over years to take a breath before I speak or make a decision in these times and just pop a short prayer. Brew a nice tea and start to list down what I can do to make the...