One day, a pencil and an eraser were having a conversation about each other’s job. Both of them were praising each other for their hard work. Both of them knew that they are nothing without each other.
Soon, the pencil started to draw a straight line. The eraser was looking at the pencil. All of a sudden, the pencil lost its balance and straight line created by the pencil was ruined. Now, the pencil got very sad because she knew that the eraser would have to suffer because of her mistake and the …
Pencil said: I’m sorry…
Eraser: For what ?? You didn’t do anything wrong..
Pencil: I’m sorry, you get hurt because of me…Whenever I made a mistake, you’re always there to erase it, but as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself and get smaller and smaller each time.
Eraser: That’s true, but I don’t really mind, You see, I was made to do this, I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong, even though one day I know I’ll be gone… I’m actually happy with my job… So please, stop worrying I hate seeing you sad.
Moral of the story: Our Parents are like the eraser, where as we children are the pencil… They’re always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes… Sometimes along the way they get hurt and become smaller (older and eventually pass on). Take care of your parents, treat them with kindness and most especially love them. And as God commands us, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 (NKJV)