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182. Chance to become better in life
181. It is a test, it is only a test
180. Senior version of Jesus Loves Me
179. The Fable of the Porcupine
178. Ten short stories with deep meanings
177. The rest of your life can be the best of your life
176. Are you looking for a perfect church?
175. Your Sacred Self
174. Yes, I am changing
173. Shoes in church
172. PUSH - Pray until something happens
171. He gives and forgives and we get and forget
170. Blessed is who God helps
169. You are just a man
168. The masterful touch of unexpected discipline
167. Life is wonderful if you know how to live
166. Trust in God
165. Surrender Your Weaknesses to God
164. William Carey (1761-1834)
163. Our Father
162. A woman in hot air balloon
161. The Devil releases the donkey in us
160. Never be afraid to spread God's message
159. It's biblically part of our job
158. Jewels under the saddle
157. You are better than me
156. The story of watermelons
155. Changed the price tag
154. Three Pieces of Advice Vs 20 Years of Salary
153. Dealing with people who make mistakes
152. Good beans and bad beans
151. Unconditional Acceptance
150. Grandma In Court
149. Muda Out Of Our Lives
148. A Techie And A Retired Person
147. Currency Of The Heaven World
146. Never Forget Your Friends
145. A German Shepherd And A Panther
144. Stay Together
143. We'll Find Your Jeep
142. Art Of Parenting
141. How To Catch A Monkey?
140. Don't Change The World
139. Who Is Richer?
138. Tool Of Discouragement
137. Laymans Outlook
136. Invisible Labels
135. Be Always Intact
134. Where Are We Going?
133. A Richman And A Beggar
132. The Cockroach Theory
131. You Need That Prayer
130. Finding Happiness?
129. You Are Special
128. A Wedding Gift
127. The Crab And The Wave
126. Size Of God
125. Relationship Matters
124. Appreciate The Brakes In Your Life
123. Password Changed My Life
122. Use All Your Strength
121. The Ant And The Contact Lens
120. Gods Grace
119. Irresistable To Detestable
118. The 99 Club
117. Are You Focused?
116. Importance Of A Drop
115. Charity Wrapped With Dignity
114. Small Good Deed
113. The Truth
112. Virtues To Light
111. Performance Counts!
110. Story Of David And Svea Flood
109. Our Journey Together Is So Short
108. A Horse And A Goat
107. Hold On To Christ
106. Lawyer And Judge
105. Gold or Silver?
104. Little Spark Of Love
103. Self Realization
102. The Parable Of The Rat Trap
101. Inner Ego
100. A Blind Girl
99. Coffee On Wall
98. Please Help Me Understand
97. Change Your Nature
96. Rise Above Criticism
95. Nine Short Stories
94. An Angry Cobra
93. What You Sow, You Reap
92. The Pearl Necklace
91. Hope For Every Parent
90. Man And Four Sons
89. Resources Belong To The Society
88. A Lady In A Flight
87. The Story of Colonnel Sanders
86. Life In Order
85. From The Devil
84. I Almost Sold Your Son
83. God's Rosebud
82. A Story Of Michael Jordan
81. Building An Empire
80. Thanks For Your Time
79. On His Way To The Church
78. Are You Jesus?
77. Wet Pants
76. Story Of Harakhchand Sawla
75. Nature Of The Material World
74. A Man With Four Wives
73. Sweetness Of Sour Oranges
72. The Choir Team
71. Evil Does Not Exist?
70. Heaven On Earth?
69. Being Happy
68. Who Is Richer?
67. Divinely Inspired Push
66. The Story Of Marvan Atapatu
65. Young Lady And Psychiatrist
64. What Comes Out of You?
63. Dogs And Wolves
62. Mine You Illegally
61. The Pigeon Story
60. The Parable Of The Empty Boat
59. Bombay To Bangalore
58. Hearing Problem
57. Monkeys In A Village
56. An Engine In A Factory
55. Value Of Life
54. Frog In A Vessel
53. Church Goer
52. Teamwork And Humanity
51. Timber Merchant
50. What Goes Around Comes Around
49. Jonah And The Whale
48. A Cruise Ship
47. The Pastor's Cat
46. The Broken Pot
45. Christian Always On Duty
44. HR Manager In Heaven
43. Good News And Bad News
42. Old Age Home
41. Undeniable Facts
40. We Are Nothing Without Each Other
39. Make Amends
38. Stress & Tension
37. Never Conclude For Others
36. Value Of Helping Family
35. Law Of The Garbage Truck
34. Silversmith
33. Selfless Real Love
32. Lesson From An Ant
31. Doctor shocks, Engineer Rocks
30. Why Me?
29. Prepare Children For The Road
28. Positioned In The Right Place
27. We Are Never Alone
26. Spider Web
25. Adore Whatever You Have In Life
24. Father And Son - 5 Star Hotel
23. Not A Single Conflict
22. Planting The Seed
21. Life Is Just A Moment
20. Association
19. A Person On His Death Bed
18. Respect Is A Two Way Street
17. Are You Hurt?
16. A Boy With Few Shells
15. The Missing Goat
14. Mother Flying A Kite
13. Excellence - driven from inside
12. Lesson From Giraffe
11. Tomatoes In A Plastic Bag
10. Evening Dinner With A Father
9. Positive In Negatives
8. Hold The Door Open
7. A Tale Of Two Seas
6. A Great Equalizer
5. The Power Of Faith
4. Saved And Lost
3. Three Little Trees
2. Whatever Became Of Evangelism
1. Potatoes, Eggs And Coffee Beans

 
Chance to become better in life
 

In a village lived a sculptor, who used to make very beautiful sculptures and used to earn a good living from this work. After some time, he had a son who began to make sculptures at an early age, and his idols were also very beautiful. The father was happy with his son's success, but he would point out some shortcomings in each of the idols of the son. He would tell the son, "you've done well, but try to overcome this flaw next time."

The son also did not complain. He continued to improve his idols following his father's advice. As a result, the son's idols became better than those of the father, and a time came that people began buying the son's idols at higher prices, while the father's idols continued to be sold at the same price as before.

The father continued to point out the shortcomings in his son's idols, but the son was not happy about it anymore. So, he used to accept those shortcomings without applying mind, but still improved his idols according to father's suggestions.

Eventually, the son's patience wore thin when his father pointed out the shortcomings. The son said, "If you were such a great sculptor, your idols would not sell at a low price. I don't think I need your advice anymore. My idols are perfect."

After the father heard this, he stopped advising his son. For a few months, the boy was happy, but then he noticed that his idols were no longer appreciated as much as they once were, and that the price of his idols also stopped increasing.

He couldn't understand anything at first, but then he went to his father and asked him to help him. The father listened to the son very calmly, as if he was already aware such a day would come. The son also noticed this and asked, "Did you know that this was going to happen?"

The father replied, "Yes, I too once faced a similar situation." The son asked, "why didn't you tell me then?"

The father replied, "That's because you didn't want to understand. I know that I don't make idols as good as you do. It's possible that my advice about idols is wrong, and it's not like your idols became better because of my advice. But when I showed you the flaws in your idols, you were not satisfied with what you had made. You then tried to improve yourself, and that effort is what made your idols better and resulted in your success. The moment you got satisfied with your work and accepted that there is no opportunity for improvement, your growth stopped. People always expect more from you, and this is why now you neither receive much appreciation for your work nor do you get much money for it."

The son remained silent for a while, then he asked, "So what should I do now?"

In response to the son's question, the father gave a short but invaluable reply, "Learn to be unsatisfied, believe that there is always room to improve and become better. This one thing will always inspire you to make progress in the future and will always make you better."

The illusion of perfection, the idea that it's possible not to make any mistakes, is a myth. Authentic performances come from listening equally to both, suggestions and criticism. This is the only way to progress.

Take criticism seriously, without anger or sadness. Use it for correcting yourself, and welcome it.