Have you ever wrote a very, very short story? I really mean very, very short because each of these stories are composed of exactly one-hundred words only, but with big lessons to unfold…
Jane came home early morning after a night spent with peers. She needs money for her “tuition fees”. Since mom’s not home for she starts working early morning and coming late, Jane looked for her at her work in a rich family’s mansion. Secretly, she watched her from afar. Her mom’s carrying heavy loads while her master’s yelling, kicking, she fell down on the ground. As if a pail of water splashed over Jane’s face that woke her up from slumber. She won’t go to “school” with her peers anymore, that “school” with blinking lights and upbeat sounds. Not anymore.
““Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” Ephesians 6:2-3
““Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12
The sound of her stiletto shoes broke the morning’s silence. Her expensive perfume’s scent filled the air. She cursed a dog that blocked her door. Along her way she saw a couple sweetly walking hand in hand. She pouted her lips for she knows them, they’re other people’s husband and wife. She reached the church and prayed “Thank You, God, I am good, I am not like that woman that I just saw, because that sin I didn’t do.” At the church’ door a hungry child begged food from her, she slapped the beggar’s hand and spitted on the ground.
“Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.””Luke 18:9-14
“He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.” Proverbs 14:31
I hope you liked the stories and the lessons it conveyed. Happy reading!