In the land of Eden, two different men entered a garden and saw two rare, distinctive roses. Although the roses appeared to be similar, both of them had disparities in their nature.
The first man approached the roses and picks one up. He looks at it and admires its exquisite beauty. He smiles at the petals which sort of glisten in the sun. He then notices the rose’s thorns and touches it. He gets stung and frowns. He throws the rose down and saw a knife at the table, he takes it and removes all of the rose’s thorns. He then looks at the rose one more time but notices something different about the rose, as if it lost its luster. The man pays it no mind and walks out the garden with his rose.
The second man approaches the other rose, feels it and admires its softness. He then picks it up, smells the rose and is captivated by its sweet aroma. The man in his own way is bonding with the rose, as he traces his finger along the stem of it and sees the thorns of the rose. He gently and carefully touches it but doesn’t get stung. He realizes the thorns of the rose serves a purpose in protecting the rose, its essence and especially, the softness of the rose’s petals. He places the rose on the table and notices the knife, picks it up and shreds some of the tablecloth off. He takes the cloth, covers and wraps the thorns of the rose. The man thought to himself that if he wants the rose, he has to accept the rose as it is, the softness of its petals and the thorns of it too. Thinking about it made him smile, as he reflects about the rarity of the rose and its mixture of yin and yang elements. The man picks up his rose, smells it again and takes a moment to capture his experience in the garden and leaves with his rose.
Out of these two men, who loved their rose? And only one of the two roses will survive and last a lifetime for one of the men.
Moral of the story: A man who covers a woman in prayers, realizes he can't change her but God can. He still accepts her for who she is and his prayers turns her ashes into passion and flaws into beauty.
Written by: Andrale Marie'
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