[Acts 2:42-7; 1 Pet. 1:3-9; Jn. 20:19-31]
Once two seeds were carried by the running water from a mountain top. They rolled down the hill to the valley. The seeds got deposited on the banks of the stream. Eventually the seeds sprouted. The small plants began to grow into tress. One tree grew very fast. Its branches spread far. It was filled with green leaves. When spring came, it flowered; and in autumn it was filled with beautiful and attractive fruit. Its lovely fruit attracted birds that fed gleefully on them. It became the pride of the area. On the other hand, the other tree was almost stunt. It didn’t have any fruit on it. It didn’t any flower to attract butter flies. Neither did it have many leaves or branches.
One day torrential rain beat down, and the wild wind spread havoc. The large tree, too, was not spared.