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Sand and Stones

Author: Bro.Darrel Fooks and Bro. Honorio    Posted on: Tuesday, March 11, 2003
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Sand & Stones

[ This is a story with a moral and was sent first by Bro. Darrel Fooks of

Lodge Bundaleeah Daylight No 992 and Lodge Journeyman No 2002
United Grand Lodge of NSW & ACT. Bro. Honorio, a regular

contributor to our site has also recently forwarded the story.]



A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert.

During some point of the journey they had an argument and

one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got

slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:

"TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE."

They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they

decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got

stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.

After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:

"TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE."

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him,

"After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now you write

on a stone. Why?"

The other friend replied: "When someone hurts us we should

write it down in sand, where winds of forgiveness can erase it

away. But, when someone does something good for us,

we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."

LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND AND
TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE. style="mso-special-character:line-break">

[This story emphasizes as to how a Freemason should take the insults and hurts showered on him by another brother or a cowan or a friend. Such ignoble acts should soon be forgotten as quickly as the wind blows away the writings on sand. We have also been taught in the rituals, to drop a tear of sympathy over the failings of a brother. We are very thankful to the two brethren for highlighting our duty in circumstances referred to in the story]


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P.S.Pandyan wrote on Tuesday, March 11, 2003:

Subject: Sand and Stone

a very niceand illustrative story



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