The weight of a snowflake

Posted by Pat on December 24, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Enjoy this winter parable!

“Tell me the weight of a snowflake,” a sparrow asked a wild dove.

“Nothing more than nothing,” was the answer.

“In that case I must tell a marvelous story,” the sparrow said. “I sat on a branch of a fir tree, close to its trunk, when it began to snow, not heavily, not a giant blizzard, no, just like in a dream, without any violence.

Since I didn’t have anything better to do, I counted the snowflakes settling on the twigs and needles of my branch. Their number was exactly 3,741,952. When the next snowflake dropped on the branch-nothing more than nothing, as you say-the branch broke off.”

Having said that, the sparrow flew away. The dove thought about the story for a while and finally said to herself:

“Perhaps there is only one voice lacking for peace to come into our world.”


Whenever you think

  • your contributions,
  • your acts of charity,
  • your works for justice,
  • your gifts of love, or
  • your talents

are nothing, or are small in comparison to those of others, remember that when one is added to another, and then to another, great things can happen-from “nothing more than nothing.”

Or a world of good!

(all from the weight of a snowflake)


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