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The other day a friend and I were going along in my car. . and right in front of us there was a Mercedes bound in the same direction. . a brand new last model automobile. . My friend said to me: “If only I owned such  an automobile.  . .” I looked at the license plate of the Mercedes. . .right on the bottom corner there was a  logo: HANDICAPPED   I turned around and responded to my friend: “ I’m sure that the owner of that car would say ‘ Instead of owning such a car, I wish I could walk.’

 

We all long for what others have and wish we had it, too. But, what is best  is what we have. . .

We must consider ourselves fortunate if we can healthily breathe and peacefully eat a bite of food. . .

 

As humans we are always going after something. . .if we are single we dream of a happy home. . . If we do not have any children, we are obsessed with having children. . if we are tenants we wish to own our own home. . and then a summer home. . .There is no end to our wishes. . We always wish to acquire something. . . We imagine how nice everything will be once we own that object. .  we think that the more money we have, the more  happy  we will become. . .

These bodily  desires  last throughout our lives. .

 

Forget what you do not own. . . be content with what you have. . because there will always be things you cannot own. . .

 

And in no wise covet those things in which God hath bestowed His gifts more freely on some of you than on others:. . . . But ask God of His honesty,  For God hath full knowledge of all things. Verse 32, The Women (Nisaa) Sura 4

 

Do not think that those who have what we do not are happy. . .the most precious thing you can have is your faith. . .if you do not have faith. . . .that means you have nothing. . .

 

 

MAY GOD BE YOUR BELOVED AND YOUR COMPANION

 

SHOWING THE WAY 

(AKIN ÖRSMEN 10.25.2007)

 

 

* The Coranic verses have been taken from the Holy Qu’ran, A. Yusuf Ali, 1975 Publication, Pitman Press, Great Britain

 

   
         
   

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