How Great Love Is
Once upon a time, there was an
island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others
One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all prepared their
boats and left the island.
Love was the only one who stayed behind. You see, Love wanted to wait until the last
possible moment before leaving.
The island was almost sunk, and Love decided to ask for help.
Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat.
Love said, "Richness, can you take me with you?"
Richness answered, "No, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There
is no place here for you."
Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel, "Vanity,
please help me!"
"I can't help you Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat," Vanity
Sadness was close by so Love asked for help, "Sadness, let me go with you."
"Oh...Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!"
Happiness passed by Love too; Happiness did not hear the cry for help; for Happiness was
Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come Love, I will take you." It was an elder.Love
felt so blessed and overjoyed that Love forgot to ask the elder' s name.
When they arrived at dry land, the elder went on its way. Love, realizing how much it owed
the elder asked Knowledge, another elder,
"Who helped me?"
"It was Time," Knowledge answered.
"Time?" asked Love, "But why did Time help me?"
Knowledge smiled with deep Wisdom and answered,
"Because only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is."