November 2, 2011


This is a true story that happened in Japan.
In order to renovate the house, someone in Japan tore open the wall. Japanese houses normally have a hollow space between the wooden walls. When tearing down the walls, he found that there was a lizard stuck there because a nail from the outside was hammered right through one of its feet. He saw this, felt pity, and at the same time he was curious. When he checked the nail, turns out, it was nailed 10 years ago when the house was first built. What happened? How had the lizard survived in such a position for 10 years! In a dark wall partition for 10 years without moving, it is impossible and mind boggling.

He wondered how this lizard survived for 10 years without moving a single step--since its foot was nailed! So he stopped his work and observed the lizard, what it had been doing, and what and how it has been eating. Later, not knowing from where it came, there appeared another lizard, with food in its mouth. Ahh! He was stunned, and at the same time, touched deeply. Another lizard had been feeding the nailed one for the past 10 years...Such love, such beautiful, committed, self-denying love! Such love came from this tiny creature...Look what can love do? It can do wonders! Just think about it; one lizard had been feeding the other one untiringly for 10 long years, without giving up hope on its partner, without getting anything in return. If a small creature like a lizard can demonstrate a love like this... just imagine what we could do, and how we could show our love if we would just try.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Thank you for this. Love to you both! Marilyn