What is an ARK?
In the movie “Evan Almighty”, The Almighty asks Congressman Evan to build Noah’s ARK to protect the town from a flood (which would arise later due to… I won’t disclose the climax!). Evan does not understand and completely ignores. But as days pass, animals of all types start following him wherever he goes; but in pairs.
He finally agrees and builds an Ark. Same dimension as Noah’s. God helps him in all phases.
The ending of the movie has a very wonderful message for all of us. God explains him what an “ARK” meant.
ARK – Act of Random Kindness
OK, that’s just the gist.
Yesterday on my way to home from work, I saw an old lady with her daughter on the roadside begging for money and food. Her daughter was asleep.
I could not stand the sight of seeing them so helpless and people simply ignoring them.
I moved on and ignored them, and had my dinner in a nearby local restaurant.
Thoughts about them flooded my mind. I decided to order two meals for them. But at the same time, I knew that they won’t be comfortable eating a well packed meal in the roadside. So I decided to request the restaurant manager to reserve them a seat and offer a good meal. (I would obviously pay for them!)
I finished my eating as soon as I could and ran outside to see if they were still there. To my surprise, they had started walking. So, I dropped off my meal plan and just followed them.
Some 20-30 steps away, I saw another similar group having their dinner. All this time, I was holding a Rs. 100 note (100 Indian Rupees) in my hand; roughly equal to 1.52 USD. Though it is not much compared to dollars, one can survive with 100 Indian Rupees here.
Soon, they joined another group and so I left the scene without thinking much. I wondered what should I do with the money now, since it wasn’t used as planned. SO, thought of donating that amount to some temple because I didn’t want to use it for myself.
I slept that night with the money tucked under my pillow.
I regretted not being so open and giving her the money right away
Today morning on the way to work, I saw that woman again, begging on the roadside. And as usual, people ignored her.
I quickly took out 100 Indian Rupees which I had kept carefully and gave it to her.
She took it gently and touched it to her then closed eyes. This is a common gesture to thank Almighty for what we receive.
Now I feel quite relaxed and content.
I did my ARK today, did you?
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