Time to Reflect

Read short stories and discover how the little things in life really matter. 

 


The Pink Handkerchief

The Pink Handkerchief

A young man was sitting on a park bench, with his head in his hands, feeling desperate. He was not sure how much longer he could go on. 

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Hazelnuts and pebbles

Hazelnuts and pebbles

During a recent visit to Mornese, while I was relaxing in the Hazelnut Grove behind the house, my attention was drawn to the nuts scattered on the ground

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Gifts to Give

Gifts to Give

Maria Domenica Mazzarello wisely advises: “God will not ask if we have done as much as someone else, but if we have used all the gifts we have.

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Footprints

Footprints

You and Jesus are walking along a path together. For a good part of the way the footprints of Jesus are alongside yours, but His are clear

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Peace

Peace

A high range of mountains with an abundance of glaciers and rivers, marked the border between two countries.

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The Parable of the Twins

The Parable of the Twins

Once upon a time twins were conceived in the womb. Weeks passed and the babies grew. As their awareness grew, their joy increased. 

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Come here to me

Come here to me

Little Sarah had graduated from the high chair to taking her first steps, taking her share of tumbles and grazed knees like all babies.

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A glass of Milk

A glass of Milk

One day a poor boy was trying to pay his college fees by selling tissues and other items of little value from door to door. 

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The Apples

The Apples

A group of young managers who had just finished a week's refresher course, were running along the corridors of the airport. 

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Wealth

Wealth

A short time before Christmas the teacher asked her class two questions: "Who among you considers themselves poor?"

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Story Time

Story Time

Every night before going to bed little Sarah climbed onto her father's knee and begged him to read a story for her.

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The king who loved too much

The king who loved too much

A king fell head over heals in love with a poor but beautiful girl of the people. He ordered that she be brought to his palace

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The Cave

The Cave

Once upon a time a saintly monk called Pachomius wanted to know the meaning of life and, every day, he meditated on the Word of God and the writings of wise.

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The Best Son

The Best Son

Three women got talking with a very wise old man as they were coming out of the supermarket one day. 

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Princess Maria's Discovery

Princess Maria's Discovery

Maria was a very happy young princess. She loved meeting people and chatting with them. Wherever she went she was always made welcome and people made a great fuss of her.

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The Promise

The Promise

Once upon a time there was a very powerful old emperor in China. One day he made a solemn promise

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The Forest Fire

The Forest Fire

One day fire broke out in a very popular forest. Everyone ran in panic to get to safety. There were only two people left in the forest, a blind man and a lame man. 

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