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THEY ARE SMALL YET TEACH VALUABLE LESSONS

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by Chiradeep Patra

I was reading Proverbs. A passage drew my attention. I was amazed. The initial verses of that passage say that Four things are small but extremely wise, and then in the following verses, it talks about those four small things and their behaviors which rate them as extremely wise. Let’s talk about those small things as follows:

 

1. Ants:

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The passage says that the ants are of little strength, but they store up food in summer. We always keep our work pending. I am not talking about official work. I am even talking about the family responsibilities & duties. That we fail to fulfill in time.

Lesson: Do we really think about our soul the way we think about our body and mind? 

 

2. Conies or Marmots:

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The marmots or Conies are of little power but they make homes in crags. They believe in strong foundations. They love to stay safe and well protected. Do we build our relationships on strong foundations? What about our relationship with our spouses? Is it rock solid?

Lesson:  How good is our foundation of life?

 

3. Locusts:

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Locusts have no king but they advance together in ranks. Wow! What discipline & unity. Do all our works properly coordinated and disciplined? Do we have unity in our family members? Do Americans have unity? Do Indians have unity?

Lesson: Do we really have unity or we fight like dogs?

 

4. Lizards (or spiders):

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Lizards are caught by hand yet they are found in king’s palace. Whether it is lizard or spider but both are susceptible yet can be found almost everywhere on this earth. I think it talks about our presence. Two thoughts came to my mind. Firstly, do we make our presence felt? And secondly, how do we make our presence felt? Are we well-known for our tolerance or violence?

Lesson: Does our presence bring joy or trouble people?

This passage is an eye opener for me. And hopefully, it will be for you all also. We really need to learn from these four small creatures. They taught me great lessons. I hope it will help you all to learn those lessons.

Stay Blessed!!!

6 thoughts on “THEY ARE SMALL YET TEACH VALUABLE LESSONS

      1. Oh, I do realize that, but I did notice that “Do Americans have unity?” was one of your questions, and I felt I could answer that with a definite no 🙂 Then again, we could indeed say that for the entire human species….

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