Monday 13 January 2020



Rex mother used to ask him what is the most important part of the body? Through the years he would take a guess at what he thought was the correct answer.

When he was younger, he thought sound was very important to everyone as humans, so he said, "My ears, Mommy."

She said, "No. Many people are deaf. But you keep thinking about it and I will ask you again soon."

Several years passed before she asked him again. Since making his first attempt, he had contemplated the correct answer.

So this time he told her, "Mommy, sight is very important to everybody, so it must be our eyes."

She looked at him and told me, "You are learning fast, but the answer is not correct because there are many people who are blind."

Stumped again, he continued his quest for knowledge and over the years, Mother asked him a couple more times and always her answer was, "No. But you are getting smarter every year, my child."

Then last year, his grandpa died. Everybody was hurt. Everybody was crying. Even his father cried. He remember that especially because it was only the second time he saw him cry. His Mom looked at me when it was our turn to say our final good-bye to Grandpa.

She asked him, "Do you know the most important body part yet, my dear?"

He was shocked when she asked him this now. He always thought this was a game between her and him.

She saw the confusion on Rex face and told him , "This question is very important. It shows that you have really lived in your life. For every body part you gave me in the past, I have told you were wrong and I have given you an example why. But today is the day you need to learn this important lesson."

She looked down at Rex as only a mother can. He saw her eyes well up with tears.

She said, "My dear, the most important body part is your shoulder."

Rex asked, "Is it because it holds up my head?"

She replied, "No, it is because it can hold the head of a friend or a loved one when they cry. Everybody needs a shoulder to cry on sometime in life. I only hope that you have enough love and friends that you will always have a shoulder to cry on when you need it."

Then and there Rex knew the most important body part is not a selfish one.
It is sympathetic to the pain of others.