A relation, faith and understanding with love of the highest order
|A man had four wives. He loved his fourth wife the most and took a great
care of her and gave her the best. He also loved his third wife and always
wanted to show her off to his friends.
However, he was always had a fear that she might runaway with some
other man. He loved his second wife too. Whenever he faced some
problems, he always turned to his second wife and she would always
help him out.
He did not love his first wife though she loved him deeply, was very loyal
to him and took great care of him.One day the man fell very ill and
knew that he is going to die soon.
He told himself, "I have four wives with me. I will take one of them
along with me when I die to keep company in my death."
Thus, he asked the fourth wife to die along with him and keep company.
"No way!" she replied and walked away without another word.
He asked his third wife.She said "Life is so good over here. I'm going to
remarry when you die".
He then asked his second wife. She said "I'm Sorry. I can't help you this
time around. At the most I can only accompany you til your grave."
By now his heart sank and turned cold. Then a voice called out: "I'll
leave with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go." the man
looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like
she suffered from malnutrition.Greatly grieved, the man said, "I
should have taken much better care of you while I could have!"
Actually, we all have four wives in our lives.
a. The fourth wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we
lavishly making it look good, it'll leave us when we die.
b. The third wife is our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, they
go to others.
c.The second wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they
had been there for us when we're alive, the furthest they can stay by us
is up to the grave.
d. The first wife is the our soul, which is neglected in our pursuit of
material wealth and pleasure. It is actually the only thing that follows us
wherever we go.