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Chapter 11 – Who is “The Lady of Light?”

Chapter 11        Who is “The Lady of Light?”   When Jesse opened his eyes, he found himself stretched out in the meadow near the lake.  The sun was now setting behind purple clouds and sending golden rays of light into the evening sky as if in farewell. “Gift of Love… forever… remember…” whispered the gentle […] Continue reading

Chapter 12 – Anna’s Help in Clearing the Way

Chapter 12                  Anna’s Help in Clearing the Way   After that day, mother’s sadness lifted away.  She was filled with new energy.  She and Jesse worked together planting seeds and saplings to grow flowers and lots of vegetables in the garden.  She began to give a class in creative art and ceramics.  Many children came, […] Continue reading

Chapter 13 – Discoveries that Heal and Strengthen

 Chapter 13                  Discoveries that Heal and Strengthen   Anna and Jesse’s mother were taking a walk together through the meadows, happily chatting, enjoying their keen friendship. At some point Anna inquired:   “Esther, my dear friend, I know you never want to speak about you past, but tell me something:  all these years I have […] Continue reading

Chapter 14 – Blessed New Developments

Chapter 14         Blessed New Developments   Anna opened the letter from Esther with anticipation.  The New York street traffic from below reminded her of the contrast between city life and the sound of birds in open spaces.  It had been several weeks since her visit and she missed them.   “To my dearest Aunt Anna, […] Continue reading

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poor man came to the house of an elderly couple. Unfortunately they had nothing in the house to give him except an old piece of fish “from before the time of Noah’s Ark and the flood.” Out of desperation, they served him this fish and the next thing they knew he had to be rushed to the hospital. The elderly couple, of course, accompanied him to the hospital but, unfortunately, watched him die in front of their eyes.

At the funeral the elderly woman was crying uncontrollably and her husband was having a hard time trying to console her. She was hysterically screaming, “The fish killed him, the fish killed him.”

The husband who couldn’t stand to see his wife in such a state comforted her and said, “My darling, it’s really not that bad. We had the merit of fulfilling three good deeds: Welcoming guests, visiting the sick, and escorting the deceased!”