He sold everything he had and gave it to the poor.
You are crazy, everyone else told him.
How are you going to live, his mother cried.
Who do you think will feed you, his father yelled.
You have made you wife and children beggars, they wailed.
He spent his days in contemplation and prayer, reading his big book.
Preaching from the book to others.
Let the book feed you, the people laughed.
Let your prayers clothe your children.
Finally he felt ready to answer his call and packed his bags.
Together with his family he travelled to another country.
There are poor here at home, people tried to talk sense into him.
People who need your prayers and your big book.
Why do you have to go so far?
In that other country he served the people.
He did not want anything for himself or his family.
But gave all to the strangers.
When the moment came, he gave his life also.
Look what he did to you and your children.
Now what you are going to do?
I will stay here and continue his work, she answered.
And if you have to die also?
Then I will gladly give my life, because it is the greatest gift of all.
I was given a new life and it is not mine to decide anymore.