Alfred's life is a miracle even though I never got the chance to know him from a personal level. I was amazed as a teenager with his sermon as a special speaker in the 90s. His charm and wisdom grow as he travelled through the dark valleys. His book is honest and authentic to give the audience his words of wisdom. The book doesn't serve to give simple answers for complex questions, but it offers the audience a passenger seat to ride along with Alfred on his life journey with depression. Your minds will be challenged and create reflection especially for Christians.
Chapter 5 reminds me of this statue that I saw in a salvation army building:
Creative ideas are great remedy for our brain especially during life challenges.
SOCCKET: an airless soccer ball that generates electricity as you play with it for developing countries with limited electricity supply.
Life in a Jar - A book helps to reflect value of life and how to do the impossible in a very difficult time in our human history.
WHY DO WE SHOUT WHEN ANGRY ????
A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each... other. He turned to his disciples smiled 'n asked.
'Why do people shout in anger shout at each other?'
Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, 'Because we lose our calm, we shout.'
'But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.' asked the saint
Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the other disciples.
Finally the saint explained, .
'When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.
What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each other but talk softly, Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very small...'
The saint continued, 'When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper 'n they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other 'n that's all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.'
He looked at his disciples and said.
'So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant, Do not say words that distance each other more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.'