3 or 4 Words to End all Problems.

Paulo Coelho is one of my sages.

He told this story

A priest from the Church of the Resurrection in Copacabana was patiently waiting his turn to buy some meat at the supermarket when a woman tried to jump the queue.
A stream of verbal insults burst forth from the other customers, and the woman responded with equal vehemence. Just as the situation was beginning to get out of hand, someone called out: ‘Hey, lady, God loves you!’
‘It was amazing,’ the priest told me. ‘At a moment when everyone was thinking about hate, someone spoke of love. All the ferment disappeared as if by magic. The woman walked back to her rightful place in the queue, and the other customers apologised for having reacted so aggressively.’

I think this story is touching to me because  I saw my grandfather do this often, and I saw first hand how immediately it effects people.

Just imagine how you and everyone around you would benefit if you were the anonomous person who yells out ” Hey! God loves you.”  without any furhter dilution or explanation.

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One Response

  1. Hello!
    I’m also a big Paulo Coelho fan and I don’t know if you’ve heard about his blog
    http://www.paulocoelhoblog.com
    I started as a fan and now I’m collaborating with him and thought that you would like to enter his universe.
    Check out the blog, if you want, or subscribe to his newsletter
    http://www.warriorofthelight.com/engl/index.html

    You’ll see a community of warriors of light sharing ideas, dreams and most importantly following their personal legend.

    QUOTE OF THE DAY:
    “God, in his infinite wisdom,
    hid Hell in the middle of Paradise, to keep us on our toes.”

    See you there and have a great day!
    Aart

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