THE SACRED FRUITS OF ACTION
On a Saturday, a father was involved in worshipping the Lord. He called his son and told him to get some plantains for one rupee.
This son was a good boy; he purchased the plantains, but on the way, he saw a mother and son, who were very hungry, standing on the road.
When this young boy found these people suffering so much from hunger, he thought it was much better to feed hungry people than take the bananas home. He gave the bananas to this mother and son and later brought water and gave it to them.
These people were so relieved of their hunger and thirst that they expressed their gratitude in many different ways and shed tears of joy.
This young student went home empty handed and when the father asked him if he had brought the bananas, he replied in the affirmative. When asked where the bananas were, the son replied that the bananas he brought were sacred, would not rot and could not be seen.
The son explained that he fed two hungry souls with the bananas and the fruits which he brought home are only the sacred fruits of action. The father then felt that his son was worthy of him and he felt that all his prayers had been answered that day.
The father developed great affection for the son from that day and they came much closer to each other.