A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her daughter was very sick with a fever.
She left her work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medicine. She got back to her car and found that she had locked herself out with the keys in the car. She didn’t know what to do, so she called home and told the baby sitter what had happened. The baby sitter told her that the fever was getting worse.
The baby sitter said, “You might find a coat hanger and use that to open the door.”
The woman looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger that had been left on the ground, possibly by someone else who at some time had left their keys in their locked car. She looked at the hanger and said, “I don’t know how to use this.”
She bowed her head and asked God to send her help. Within five minutes a beat up old motorcycle pulled up, with a dirty, greasy, bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag on his head.
The woman thought, “This is what You sent to help me?”
But, she was desperate, so she was also very thankful.
The man got off of his motorcycle and asked if he could help. She said, “Yes, my daughter is very sick. I stopped to get her some medicine and I locked my keys in my car. I must get home to her. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?”
He said, “Sure.” He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute the car was opened.
She hugged the man and through her tears she said, “Thank You So Much! You are a very nice man.”
The man replied, “Lady, I am not a nice man. I just got out of prison today. I was in prison for car theft and have only been out for about an hour.”
The woman hugged the man again and with sobbing tears cried out loud, “Oh, Thank you Lord! You even sent me a Professional!”
Shraddhaa (faith plus the element of total surrender) in the Absolute Truth or God is very important. There should be at least one altar in this world where we surrender completely without any reservation. Without shraddhaa it is not possible to live our worldly life as well as our spiritual life.
How do we know whether we have such a shraddhaa or not? The only test to find this out is whether we entertain even a little bit of chintaa (worry) in any corner of our mind. If we do, then there is a flaw in our shraddhaa, because, as there can’t be two swords in one scabbard or sheath, so also there cannot be shraddhaa and chintaa simultaneously in the mind. Either we have shraddhaa or there is chintaa. Both can’t exist together in the mind. The presence of chintaa indicates the flaw in shraddhaa.