FAITH

In Accordance with God’s Intention

Apparently, there is a Yiddish proverb that says, “Man plans and God laughs.”We humans do our calculations and make ...

Hearts of Husband and Wife

In one of Plato’s dialogues, a character explains the origins of love by saying that, when humans became too arrogant ...

Seeing Children’s Enjoyment

Suppose that you are squeezing a balloon. Pressure on one place causes bulges elsewhere. The harder you squeeze the ball...

All to the Good

There are times in our lives when we face a very severe challenge. At such times, some people may say to us, obviously w...

Remote beginnings

After working long overtime hours, you cannot put work out of your mind as you trudge wearily home. “Was I born to liv...

Faith in God

It is not always easy for parents to please their children. Suppose you are trying to pacify your children. No matter ho...

Workings of the Everliving Oyasama

One day, you run into an uncle of yours while walking down the street. It so happens that you are troubled about somethi...

Honesty

Let us think about honesty. The importance of honesty is easy to understand even for children. Yet it is not easy to be ...

Because People Like You

One day, a grandmother spreads beans on a square floor cushion and says to her grandson: “Why don’t you pinch and li...

Not Gone Anywhere

Clickety-clack. Clickety-clack. The passengers on the train are enjoying the changing landscape outside their windows—...

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