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09-12-2014, 07:22 PM
A teacher decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the
class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few
tomatoes. Each tomato will be given a name of a
person that the child hates, so the number of
tomatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates. When the day came, every child brought some
tomatoes with the name of the people he/she
hated. Some had 2 tomatoes and some had up to 5
tomatoes. The teacher then told the children to
carry the tomatoes in their plastic bags wherever
they go for 1 week. Days after days passed by, and the children started
to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by
the rotten tomatoes. After 1 week, the children
were relieved because the game had finally ended. The teacher asked: How did you feel while
carrying the tomatoes with you for 1 week? The
children started complaining of the trouble that
they had to go through having to carry the heavy
and smelly tomatoes wherever they go. Then the teacher told them the
hidden meaning behind the game. The teacher
said: This is exactly the situation when you carry
your hatred for somebody inside your heart. The
stench of hatred will contaminate your heart and
you will carry it with you wherever you go. If you cannot tolerate the smell of rotten tomatoes for just
1 week, can you imagine what is it like to have the
stench of hatred in your heart for your lifetime??? Throw away any hatred for anyone from your
heart so that you will not carry sins for a lifetime.
Forgiving others relieves you and helps you to lead
a happy life.

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