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short stories that can be read and reflected on, in 2 minutes
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Acceptance

Accept your trials they are the best for you

Accept the circumstances of your life

 

Advice

First give help, afterwards give advice and correction

 

Alertness

 

Anger and Negative Feelings

How to handle them

Appearances deceive

Never despise anyone

 

Atheists

 

Beauty is not for piggy people

 

Blame Game

Donít blame others for your misfortunes

 

Bessings

God's blessings come in disguise, be grateful for them

 

Brain washing and indoctrination

 

Buddhist short stories

 

Change

Life is movement, change, continuous flow

 

Children

Children are the first to enter the kingdom of God

Our most valuable treasures

 

Communication

Our verbal and non-verbal communication has to match

 

Compassion

Be like Jesus

Concern for others

 

Co-operation

United we stand divided we fall

 

Co-operation

United we stand divided we fall

Together we conquer, alone we fail

 

Courage

Take a stand in life

Against all odds

Be strong in fighting evil

Face your fears

Yielding to all- you will lose all

 

Courtesy

Courtesy and politeness are enough rewards

Criticism

Clean your window panes

 

Crookedness

If you use others, others will use you

 

Curses

Wishing evil on others brings evil upon ourselves

 

Decisions

Don't have a point of view?

 

Determination

For heroic exploits, unconditional will is a must

 

Diligence

If you want some work done, do it yourself

Work hard yourself to improve your situation

 

Dreamers

Keep your feet on the ground when your look at heaven

Live in the present moment

 

Enemies

Enemies canít be trusted

 

Eucharist

Devotion to the Eucharist

Love for communion

 

Exaggeration

Much ado about nothing

 

Example

Actions are more convincing than words

Teach by your example

 

Exploitation

The poor are always exploited

"Free Agreements"

 

Family

Filial and motherly love

Money and luxuries canít substitute a parentís love

Together we conquer, alone we fail

 

Fate

Your fate in in your own hands

 

Flattery

People prefer flattery to truth

 

Forgiveness

Forgive we can forget we canít

 

Forgiveness

Forgive we can forget we canít

Forgiveness and unconditional love

 

Freedom

Penury in freedom is better than plenty in slavery

 

Friendship

A man is known by the company he keeps

A friend to none Ė a stranger to all

Friendship is stronger than death

Generosity v/s selfishness

 

Genuineness

Be yourself do not imitate others

 

God

God helps those who help themselves

God is just to all and kind to those in greater need

Godís gifts come in disguise.

Godís presence.

Gossip

Gratitude

Gratitude is a sign of great souls

Greed

Do not take too much at one time

Greed makes us lose what we have

A Chinese fable

 

Happiness

Be happy where you are

Happiness eludes us

Children need discipline to grow.††

Children need attention and to be taken seriously.

Helping others

Help those God has placed your way

 

 

 

Honesty is a good policy

Humiity

Bend to overcome the onslaught of the strong

Donít take credit that is due to others

Externals do not make us great

Jesus- Godís son

 

Judging others

Rush judgments

 

Justice and fairness

Might is right

 

Listening

We hear what we want to hear

 

Love

Love others as Christ did

Unconditional love

Love and Kindness

Thaw frozen hearts

 

Love for Jesus

The quality of our friendship with Jesus has to be questioned

Carry your cross to imitate Jesus

 

Marriage

Mr Brownís surprise

 

Martyrdom

The riches of the church of Rome

 

Maundy Thursday

Miserliness

Miserliness makes us poor, enjoy what you have

Money

Money is to be used - not abused, we are trustees.

 

Notoriety

Notoriety is not for fame. It is better to be good than to look good

 

Old age

Growing up v/s growing old

 

Owning oneís faults and mistakes

Donít be sharp eyed to the mistakes of others

 

Perception

Everyone has his own version of things

Donít get lost in accidentals

Our mind conditions our thinking

We despise the things we like when we can't get them

We hear what we wish to hear

 

Perseverance

We have to try might much to accomplish mighty little

 

Personality

People donít change so easily

Itís well nigh impossible to change oneís character

 

Pleasing others

Not even God can please everybody

 

Pleasure causes pain, even death

Not even God can please everybody

 

Politeness

Your clothes may deceive but not your skin

 

Praise

Praise others when they are alive, not when they are dead.

 

Preaching

Preach by exmple - not mere sermons.

Preach by exmple - actions speak louder than words.

Prayer

Prayer is not bargaining

Prayer method

The power of a motherís prayer

The power of a childís prayer

Prayer method when passing by a church

Alone you can do nothing

 

Pride

Pride destroys us

         The swelling frog

Punctuality

Punctuality matters

         Be born on time

Quality

Quality matters, not quantity

         The lioness and her cub

 

Regard for the fallen

It is easy to take advantage of the fallen

         The dogs and the fox

 

Repentance

When to repent

         The rabbi and his disciples

 

Rules

Don't become obsessed by the rules

         Help I'm drowning

 

St Lawrence

         The riches of the church of Rome

 

St. Theresa of Avila

Bearing suffering for Jesus Ė a sign of love

         True friends of Jesus

 

Self-acceptance

By being what you are you will be 100% beautiful

         The daffodil

Don't make an Ass of yourself

         The Ass, the Lapdog, and the Master

 

Self-centeredness

Our modern malady

         The depressed man and his doctor

 

Selfishness

Selfishness destroys everyoneís happiness

         The dog in the manger

 

Self-realization

Be all you are to be

         The eaglet

 

Self-worth

You are unique

         The difference you can make

 

 

 

Sincerity

Mean what you say

         The difference you can make

 

Spite

We despise what we love when we canít get it

         The fox and the grapes

 

Stress

How to manage stress

         "Put that glass down!"

Steadiness

Plodders win the race

         The hare and the tortoise

 

Suffering

Suffering has value-it makes us reflect on the face of God

         The silver refiner

Suffering- the unexpected ones are the worst

         Try me father-the birthday present

Suffering- God knows what's best for each one

         The great tree of sorrows

 

Sympathy and understanding

         The boy and the puppy he loved

 

Telling tales and spreading rumours

         The cat, the eagle, and the snow

 

Talents

God gives us talents to be enjoyed and used as he wills

         The cat, the eagle, and the snow

 

Teaching others by example

         The crab and his mother

 

Temptations

         Be strong when fighting temptations

 

Thrift

Thrift prepares us today for the needs of tomorrow

         The ants and the grasshopper

 

Trust in God

God is ever present to us

         The Chrokee Indians rite of passage

 

Unfairness in partnerships and agreements

         The hen and the pig

 

Vacations

What do you do on your vacation?

         Rest

 

Vanity

Don't take credit due to others

         An ass putting on airs

 

Wisdom

Think before you act

         The lion, the fox, and the beasts

Wisdom, judgement, discernment

         The four sons

Recognising who is foolish

         Who is the foolish man?

 

Work

         But I am the corporal

 

Zest for life

No one really wants to die

         The old man calling death

 

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