When ‘Someone’ Speaks to You!

By Joseph Mattappally on 11-06-2010

‘God is omnipresent’,
‘He is always with us’; are all pretty popular truths, religious parents want
their children to learn. Similar information is very valuable but never
successful without sound examples to prove it. We have great difficulty to feel
the presence of God in and around. Yet the ‘Omnipresence’ speaks to us through
others, albeit our not being aware of it. Here are two situations in which
‘someone’ could be interpreted as the voice of the Ultimate. A  Georgia Congressman was seated next to a
little girl on the airplane leaving from Atlanta. He turned to the girl and
said, “Let’s talk. I’ve heard hat flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation
with your fellow passenger.”

          The little girl, who had just opened
her book, closed it slowly and asked him, “What would you like to talk about?”
“Oh, I don’t know,” said the southern congressman. How about global warming or
universal health care”, and he smiled smugly. “OK,” she said. “Those could be
interesting topics. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a
deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while
a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why
do you suppose that is?”

 The southern legislator, visibly surprised by
the little girl’s acumen, thinks about it and says, “Hmmm…, I have no idea.”

The little girl
replied, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss global warming or universal
health care when you don’t know shit?” This 
little girl became the ‘someone’ in the life of that  Congressman, 
who  should  have 
been aware of  his knowledge
limits, even without  a  little 
girl having to tell him that!

         The second situation is of a farmer
who went to the city to buy a pair of shoes. He measured his feet with a ruler
and noted the size of his foot on a paper. 
But  he  was in such a hurry to set out that he  forgot  the 
piece  of  paper 
at  home.  When he arrived at the shoe shop, he realized
that he had forgotten the note.  He  hurried 
back  to  his home as 
fast  as  his 
legs  could  carry 
him.  He grabbed the paper and
again dashed back to the shoe shop. But by the time he got back there, the shop
was already closed. Then ‘someone’ asked him, “You buy the shoes for yourself
or someone else?”

“For me, of course,”
he answered. “Then why don’t you just try
the shoes for yourself?” Do any of you have ever experienced a ‘someone’
in your life?

About The Author

Sri. Joseph Mattappally

Sri. Joseph Mattappally, Founder and Director of Indian Thoughts, is a writer and social worker. He is also a Reiki Master (RIRC Mumbai) and licensed Amateur Radio Operator ( VU2JIM). He has authored 'Success Secrets', a book detailing basic life management principles.