After waking up today to hear about the bombings in Boston at the Boston Marathon my heart once again sinks. Not only does it sink & hurt because of the deliberate cruelty to fellow mankind, but because we never learn. In most cases we as a human race pull together for so many reasons but more and more we are parting & causing less love & more disasters.
It is sad to think that there are people out there who deliberately want to hurt & kill innocent brotherhoood - adults & children, with no remorse! It makes you shudder for our children's & grandchildren's generations to come.
I read this little story & yes it is a parable of the hedgehog but the core of it is so real!
It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold.
The hedgehogs, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.
After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth.
Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.
The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.
We could so learn from this & start to be a bit more together - check on your loved ones more - check on your neighbours - help that stranger in the street. We can't fix the enormity of disasters in the world but we can make a difference in our part of the world. If we all did that the world would grow to be alot better place to live in!