The Angel & The Monk…Episode 1
In a monastery lived a certain monk for 18yrs without coming out. The monk, though a holy man, sometimes questions why God should create people beautiful while others very ugly, some too tall, others too short, some too fat others slim.
Why did God should make some people to flourish in wealth,while others living in abject poverty etc. This disparity was giving him a serious cause for concern and caused him sleepless nights.
One day,an angel of God appeared to him and said “my friend, you have lived here for a long time without coming out.Now come with me lets take a walk round the town so that you can refresh your memory with the city life”.
The monk agreed and they set out. As they were going, they saw a group of people rejoicing and celebrating. The angel said to the monk “enter there” They both entered, the owner of the house received them warmly.
He offered them food and drink. After they had eaten (though the angel did not eat but was pretending to be eating) the angel asked the man “what is this celebration all about?”
The man replied “the man i had been in enemity with for the past 10 years, called me and made peace with me. He gave me this golden cup as a sign of our reconciliation, so i called my relations and friends to rejoice with me, for this former enemy of mine has made peace with me”
The angel nodded and said “Thank God, It’s more rewarding to be at peace with people than to keep malice. Go ahead with your celebration but we shall be taking our leave now” The man bade them farewell “thanks for the visit, i appreciate”.
The angel and the monk left.
Somewhere along the road, the angel dipped hand inside his pocket and brought out that man’s golden cup and showed to the monk and said “i have stolen that man’s golden cup”
the monk was really surprised at this.
”what!”the monk exclaimed.”why did you do such a devilish deed?
That man was kind to us. Even without knowing who we were, he received us into his house, gave us food and drink. Why pay him back with evil?”
The angel told him to keep quiet and stop asking foolish questions. Helplessly and sheepishly, the monk moved on and the angel followed.
When they got to one bungalow,the angel said to the monk “Go into that house”
The monk obeyed. When they entered, they saw an elderly man in his late 60’s and a small boy of about 12 years of age. The man welcomed them and offered them the much entertainment he could afford. As they were about to leave, the angel asked the man “who is this boy?”
”He is my last born”replied the man.
“Oh, i love him so much.he is smart”The angel said. The old man smiled at the angel’s kind gesture.”he is a good boy, he is really trying” the old man said smilingly.
The angel looked at the monk and continued “We want to go to Agbilaka town, but we don’t know the way, could you please help us out?”
The old man smiled again and said “The town is not far from here anymore. Its a trekkable distance. Once you come out from here, take your right, don’t turn right or left until you get to a river. There, take one boat and get across and that is the town.
The angel pleaded with the man to release the little boy, to show them the way, because they were strangers and knew nowhere.The old man agreed. He told his son to go with them and show them the way.
“We are grateful, The angel said, Good bye and God bless”
The boy then escorted the angel and the monk. When they got to the river, the boy said to them “you will take a boat from here and get across, that is the town”
The angel pleaded with boy to help them cross the river because they are scared of water. The boy agreed and went into the boat with them. Mid way into the water,the angel held the boy’s throat, throttled him and threw him into the river.
On seeing what had happened, the monk shouted “God deliver me from the hand of the devil! God deliver me from the hand of the devil!
“Who are you calling devil?”the angel asked furiously. “Common shut up your mouth and keep going, you don’t know anything”
“You killed that innocent boy….” the monk wanted to argue further in gripe.
“I said keep quiet!”the angel roared at him.”keep going!”
Where is this story heading to, WATCH-OUT IN THE NEXT EPISODE