Friday, March 20, 2015

Wrong Assumptions

While sorting out the out-going mails at a village post office, an unusual letter was brought to the attention of the post master.
The letter was addressed "To God, care of the post master"

Out of curiosity, he opened it and figured it was a child's handwriting.

The letter was written by Johnny, a seven year old boy whose father had lost his job, and his mother was very sick. They urgently needed five hundred dollars for here medication but had absolutely no money at all.
The boy thought of asking God for help. So he wrote this letter explaining their situation and begging for five hundred dollars for his mother's medication. After placing it in an envelope and sealing it, Johnny realized that he did not know God's address. He thought post master must know everyone, so he addressed it "To God, care of post master".

 The post master, after reading this letter knew it was a child’s hand writing. Realizing the genuineness and urgency of the letter's contents, he decided to help that family. He gathered all his co-workers and asked everyone to chip in. Even though he himself put fifty dollars from his pocket, they only came up with four hundred and fifty dollars. Instead of waiting and delaying any further, he sent a money-order of that amount at the return address along with a note saying “Help from God for medicines”.

Johnny and his father were happy to get that money and bought the required medicines.

Next day, Johnny thought he should thank God for His help. So he wrote another letter.

"Heavenly Father! Thank you so very much for the money.

But dear God! Next time you want to help someone else, please do not send the money to them through the post office.
Do you know they kept fifty dollars for themselves and gave us only four hundred and fifty?

And of-course, he posted the letter again to "God, care of the Post master"

Are our assumptions always right?

                                                           ‘Rajan Sachdeva’

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