A woman and her 5-year-old son visited a saint. “Sir, I have told my son many times, but he just does not give up eating sweets. I would be forever indebted to you if you could cure him of this problem please”.
The saint remained silent.
The next week, the woman came back with the same request. The saint was silent again.
This repeated for 4 weeks.
On week 5, the saint told her that he would speak to her son. The woman asked him in surprise why it had taken 5 weeks for this. The saint replied, “It took me the last 4 weeks to give up sweets myself!”.
Who are we to pass judgements on others, when we have so little control over our own actions? The focus has to be on our own transformation, not others.
Let us strive daily to be the better husband, wife, mother, father, daughter, son, brother, sister, relative, friend, colleague, boss, employer, employee, teammate.