“Henrita thinks that she is always in her sweet sixteens” Glory commented to Felicia.
“Of course, she radiates joy like the sun. Life bubbles in her like a fountain. Her principles in life are thoughtful, swift and rhythmic like a horse.” Felicia told her observation.
“Shut up! What more does she expect out of her life?” Glory sulked and continued. “God has blessed her with everything and that too in abundance. Then, why should she take up this disguise of a beggar? I heard that she is working as a consultant for an establishment and travels by bus at this age of sixty-five.” Glory expressed her mind.
“True! God gave Henrita everything – good education, a prestigious position, a caring husband, responsible sons, a loving daughter, bungalow, car and what not. But that does not mean you should come to such a wrong conclusion about her.” Felicia refuted the statement of Glory.
“What do you mean?” Glory raised her voice.
Felicia calmly continued the conversation. “From a very young age, Henrita is systematic in her approach towards anything. Ever since we are her friends, you know that she hates the attitude of people who are idle and depend on others for their livelihood. For that matter she particularly dislikes educated privileged people who although blessed with opportunities to mitigate poverty are still lazy. Her slogan is the exemplary quotation of apostle Paul. ‘If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.’ (2 Thessalonians 3:10). Of course exceptional cases do exist but still hard work is incomparable. You know it pays.”
Glory, now lost in thoughts finally spoke. “Yeah! I understand.”
“Besides taking care of all her personal expenses, Henrita sponsors the education of two girls who are orphans. Captivated by her goodness, instead of enjoying my retired life in vain things, I have started taking tuition for ten children.”
“Then, it is time that I look for ways in which I also could be profitable not only to myself but also to the society at large.” Glory concluded.
Henrita symbolizes the dignity of labour. What about you today? (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
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