Orthodox Byzantine Chants
Holy Mount Athos
Today I saw in the bus a beautiful girl with golden hair. I envied her. She seemed so happy…And I wished I could be as beautiful as her. When she stood up to get down from the bus I saw that she was limping…she had one leg and was walking with a crutch. But as she walked I saw an angelic smile on her face!
God forgive me when I complain, cause I have two legs. The whole world is mine…
I stopped to buy some candy. The child who sold them was so happy. We talked and I saw that he was very glad. It had no importance that I was late for work.
“Thank you.” “You are so kind.” “I like to talk with people like you.” “You see, I am blind.”
God forgive me when I complain cause I have two eyes. The whole world is mine…
Later as I was walking down the road I saw a child with blue eyes. He was standing and looking at me, but his gaze was rapidly changing. He didn’t know what to do. I stopped and said: “Why don’t you go and play?”
The child continued to look at me without saying anything and then I understood that he couldn’t hear.
God forgive me when I complain, cause I hear. The whole world is mine…
I have legs that take me wherever I want to go, eyes to see the sunset with them, ears with which I hear everything.
God forgive me when I complain. I am really blessed!