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In the lighter mood: Keep Repairing The Holes!

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Written by Maritime First

_*A man was asked to paint a boat.*_

? *He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him*.

? While painting, he realized there was a hole in the hull and decided to repair it.

? *When finished painting, he received his money and left.*

? The next day, the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a nice check, much higher than the payment for painting.

? The painter was surprised:
– You’ve already paid me for painting the boat!
– he said.
– But this is not for the paint job.

? It’s for having repaired the hole in the boat.
– *Ah! But it was such a small service … certainly it’s not worth paying me such a high amount for something so insignificant!*

? – My dear friend, you do not understand. Let me tell you what happened.

? *When I asked you to paint the boat, I forgot to mention about the hole.*

? When the boat dried, my kids took the boat and went on a fishing trip.

? *They did not know that there was a hole.*
I was not at home at that time.

? When I returned and noticed they had taken the boat, I was desperate because I remembered that the boat had a hole.

? Imagine my relief and joy when I saw them returning from fishing.

? *Then, I examined the boat and found that you had repaired the hole! You see, now, what you did?* You saved the life of my children! I do not have enough money to pay your “small” good deed.

? *So, no matter who, when or how. Just continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively and carefully repair all the “leaks”* you find, because you never know when one is in need of us or when God holds a pleasant surprise for us to be helpful and important to someone.

? You may have repaired numerous “boat holes” along the way, of several people without realizing how many lives you’ve saved.

? *In the midst of a world full of darkness and evil, everyday we must propagate all that God taught*- to *LOVE* our neighbors as yourself!!!

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