Sunday, April 29, 2012

The 2 wings

Good deeds and Belied: the two wings of your soul :: All Pretty Things
Close to a river, over there was no bridge, there was an old man who used his boat to ferry people from one side of the river to the other. One day, a young man was in his boat, and like most young people - this one was quite curious too. He saw the old man had something written onto the paddles and he looked closer to see what exactly, then asked the man:

- Why did you write on one paddle 'Belief' and on the other 'Good deeds'?

- Because these 2 (belief and good deeds) are what lead me through my life, answered the old man.

The young man smartly called back:

- I don't think anyone would need both - one should be enough, and you can choose your path: either make good deeds, or believe.

The old man said nothing, but soon he started to row using one paddle only. The boat wouldn't pass through anymore, of course, but started to turn in circles... while the young man was puzzled... until he understood what the old man was trying to demonstrate.

Good deeds and Belief are the 2 wings of your soul - who can fly with only one?!


  1. Alicia,
    This is so true, thank you for sharing and reminding that both is needed to get us through to the other side.


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