Update -The Sign- The Healing Of The Blind Man

 A story to follow up to last Sunday's Gospel on the healing of the blind man:



"A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign that said: 'I am blind, please help.' There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.


Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were.

The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, 'Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?'

The man said, 'I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way. I wrote: Today is a beautiful day; but I cannot see it.'


Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. 


The second sign reminded people how fortunate they were to have their sight. 
 




The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling.
And even more beautiful, is knowing that you are the reason behind it.



1 comment:

claire said...

A lovely story, Phil ♥♥♥