The Boy and the Starfish

There was a story about a man finding a little boy walking on the beach, throwing starfishes that have accumulated on a beach. The man told the little boy that there are so many starfishes that his efforts will not make a difference. The little boy picked up a starfish and threw it into the ocean, and smugly told the man that it made a difference to that one. This is a great parable teaching what one person could do. But the story may not end on this good note.

The starfish, if we can humanize it, became very lonely because all of his family and friends had succumbed to the mysterious incident that had occurred on that day. It lost its will to survive, and sadly died lonely in the vast ocean. What I am trying to convey is that our actions of kindness and righteousness may sometimes not go along with God or nature’s plans. This is why we must be wary when others say that they are acting in behalf of God.

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About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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