Friday, July 4, 2008

The Pearl

An excerpt from Moments (Reflections, Experiences, Stories, Thoughts)
by Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD

Do you know how a pearl is formed?

A story I often borrow for weddings is the story of the pearl. The pearl is formed by a clam, two halves joined together as one. In the life of the clam, a grain of sand could come in, causing much pain and discomfort. But the clam does not give up nor split up. Instead, it envelopes that painful, irritating grain of sand with much patience, love and perseverance, till after some time, the very same painful, irritating grain of sand has become a precious pearl...

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