Appreciate Their Untirìng Efforts

(Ɓ. Someswar Rao)

Received from Pastor Sodadas in social media the foĺĺoŵìng stòrÿ speaks many untold truths:

A young man went to seek an important position at a large company. He passed the initial interview and was going to meet the director for the final interview. The director saw his resume and it was excellent. Hè asked, “Have you received a scholarship for school?” 

The boy replied, “No”.

“It was your father who paid for your studies? ”

“Yes.” He replied.

“Where does your father work? ”

“My father is a Blacksmith”

The Director asked the young to show him his hands.

The young man showed his pair of hands — soft and perfect “:

Ll”Have you ever helped your father at ĥìs job? ”

” Never, my parents always wanted me to study and read more books. Besides, he can do the job better than me” he replied.

The director said:

” I have got a request: When you go home today, go and wash the hands of your father and then come see me tomorrow morning.”

The young man felt his chance to et When he returned to his house he asked his father if he would allow him to wash his hands.

His dad felt strange and happy, but with mixed feelings, he showed his son. The young man washed his hands, little by little. It was the first time that he noticed his father’s hands were wrinkled and 

had many scars. Some bruises were so painful that his skin shuddered when he touched them.