“Want a smoke?” asked my friend Mohan as we sat in the college cafeteria, many years ago.

 “No,” I said, but watched fascinated as Mohan pulled out a pack of twenty from his shirt pocket, lit a cigarette with a flourish, and holding it expertly between his fingers brought it to his mouth and inhaled deeply. There was a deep philosophical look on his face as he body registered with delight the warm effect of the tobacco smoke filling his lungs He looked at me, a look of absolute contentment, as he slowly exhaled rings and circles from his mouth, nose and ears. I watched fascinated at this spectacle of manhood. Several girls were glancing in his direction, and Mohan though totally immersed in his own dream world of smoke pleasure, seemed to enjoy the appreciative looks.

"Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.." Chinese Proverb

How often we are approached by someone who wants an honest opinion about his short story, a poem, maybe a decision he has made or even what you think of the interior of his house: And you look at him with eyes of a quarter back out to get a goal and smash with foot, head and arms!

"You asked for it!" you glibly tell yourself as you destroy the person completely.

Tom came over to my home. He walked with a pronounced limp, dragging his leg behind him, his right hand hanging useless at his side. He sat down, his eyes wet with tears. “Why doesn’t God heal me?” he asked bitterly.

 “Why should He?” I asked.

In the realms of heaven, on that first Good Friday long ago, the angels were hushed. They could not believe what they were seeing down below; their Lord and Master, their very God, nailed to a rough wooden cross, after being beaten, whipped and humiliated by the very ones He had once created in an Eden long ago!

“How can this be?” cried a young angel, watching horrified at the horror scene below, “How can the most Mighty not show His power?”

- Shahnaz Husain

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