TRUTH OF LIFE
One day, during an evening class for adults, the psychology teacher entered the class and told his students, “Let’s all play a game!”
“What game?” the students sought to know.
The teacher asked one of the students to volunteer. A lady, Aliza, came forward.
The teacher told her to write on the blackboard names of the 30 most important people in her life. Aliza wrote names of her family members, relatives, friends, her colleagues and her neighbors.
The teacher told Aliza to erase the names of three of those people she considered most unimportant. Aliza erased names of her colleagues.
The teacher again told Aliza to delete five more names. She erased her neighbors’ names. This went on until there were just four names left on the blackboard. These were names of her mother, father, husband and her only son.
The entire class became silent, realizing that it wasn’t anymore a game for Aliza alone.
Now, the teacher told her to delete two more name. It was a very difficult choice for Aliza. She unwillingly deleted her parents’ names.
“Please delete one more,” said the teacher.
Aliza became very nervous and, with trembling hands and tears in her eyes, deleted her son’s name. She cried painfully.
The Teacher told Aliza to take her seat.
After a while the teacher asked, “Why your husband? Your parents are the ones who nurtured you, and your son is the one you gave birth to, and you can always find another husband!!!”
The entire class was in total silence. Everyone was curious to know her response.
Aliza calmly and slowly answered, “One day my parents will pass away before me. My son may also leave me when he grows up, for his studies or business or whatever reason. The only one who will truly share his entire life with me is my husband.”
All the students stood up and applauded her for sharing this truth of life.
This is true and a fact of life. God created marriage for all and it is a relationship for life.
Always value your life partner. It is not only for husbands alone but wives as well. God has united the two souls as one and the onus is on you to nurture this relationship above all other relationships you have with friends, loved ones and family.
Before marriage the hierarchy is God first and your family second, but after marriage it is God first and your husband or wife second.
As a couple, therefore, enjoy your marriage and make it healthy, truthful, peaceful, God-fearing, romantic and enviable.