When I report to work this morning, I took a walk in going to my school for it only takes me ten minutes from the high way. I will be passing the sugarcane plantation on my right and Mango plantation to my left.
I thought, "Does someone put it there?"
Late that night till early dawn, a heavy downpour brought by tropical storm "Dindo" softened the ground. And that's probably the reason why this wriggling thing came out from the ground and lost its way down the road.
"What a pity," I thought. The road is frequent by motorcycles, tricycles. And unfortunately, that earthworm might be run over.
"This thing has also the right to live. It has a 'job' to do by its instinct."
I looked for a stick, then I found one. I gently picked that worm up and put it back to the grassy side of the road. And I resumed my walk going to my school.
While I was walking, I felt something satisfied and contented that I was able to help an earthworm which is unable to do for itself to get back to where it belongs safe.
Momentarily I recall a line from a Church hymn, that says: "Have I done any in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need?... When they needed my help was I there?"
Then I finally realized as what the hymn says: "Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond measure, A blessing of duty and love."
Upon reaching the school, I entered to my office and knelt down beside the sofa, then I prayed: "Thank you Lord for giving me an opportunity to help that inferior earthworm which is in dilemma to struggle itself to get back to where it belongs, but unable to do so. And because of my presence, I was able to restore it to a safe place..."
Everyday I always pray for the things I need so that I could be of help in any way to others whose faith is weak, whose God's belief is wavering, and whose mind is blinded with arms of flesh of the world. And also that I may have the necessary strength to overcome any form of trails and challenges in life. I know the Lord has given me weaknesses that I may strengthen and increase my faith with Him.
With such simple task I did this morning, I already did a great help to a lost earthworm. Though it is trivial, but it has an eternal truth in it. Spiritually it is a practical religion.