“You must ask for God’s help. Even when you have done so, it may seem to you for a long time that no help, or less help than you need, is being given. Never mind. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again. Very often what God first helps us towards is not the virtue itself but just this power of always trying again.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Story of Marikit..(1980)
This is a fable I learned from Grade School.
Marikit (pretty) was a small gold-fish who swam, tossed to the shore while playing by the waves of the sea, still has salt water gushing off her gills she manages to view the shore where kids and fishermen walks with their daily routines.
She might have been awed by everything. After a few hours, she felt she’s gasping for oxygen and that she needed to return to the sea. The problem though, was the waves are not that strong.
She panicked for awhile, but she thought of asking for help. She first saw two kids walking and tries to wiggle her tail but they seem not to notice her.
She then proceeded to ask a fisherman who carried a net by making small leaps, but the fishermen just went away.
To cut this story short,
She had tried everything in within her power to asking help during those couple of hours but she never succeeded. Exhausted, In the end, before her sight becomes blurry and all, she remembered to call to God before her breath faded out. After that, a big, strong waves hover the sand of the shore where her lifeless body lie and took her into the sea.
– Adapted, Author Unknown (1980)