Long ago, there lived two
pigeons in a deep jungle on a big tree. They were husband and wife. Both loved
each other. Every morning, both used to fly in search of food and in the
evening they come back to their nest for rest.
One day she returned
little early and started waiting for her husband. Suddenly lightening happen in
the sky and rain started. She was worried as his husband never gets this much
late in returning. She talked to herself, “Where are you, my dear?”
Soon she saw bird catcher
coming on the way. He had many birds in his cage and one was his husband. On
seeing this she started crying and asked herself, “What shall I do now? I wish
could do anything to save my husband”.
She saw that the bird
watcher sat under that tree to rest till rain stops. Bird catcher was shivering
with cold as his all clothes got drenched. The poor wife came down and sat down
on the cage and started crying. Her husband said, “Don’t cry, my dear. This man
is sitting under this tree where we have our home, so he is our guest. You need
to help him as he is shivering and hungry too.”
The poor wife gathered
dried twigs and leaves and made fire. The bird catcher felt good. She said to
the bird watcher, “You are our guest, I made fire for you so that you feel
little warm but I don’t have food to offer you. If you wish you can roast me in
this fire and eat me”.
Bird watcher said, “But
why are you crying?”
She replied,” you caught
my husband too. I can’t live without him”.
On seeing her hospitality
and love for his husband, the bird watcher released all the bird including her
husband and promised not to catch any birds in future. Both husband and wife
thanked the bird watcher and lived happily.
Moral: Hospitality opens doors of opportunity.