Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4)

One day a construction supervisor from 6th floor of the building was calling a worker working on the ground floor. Because of the construction noise, the worker on the ground floor did not hear his supervisor calling. Then, to draw the attention of the worker, the supervisor threw a 10 rupee note from up which fell right around in front of the worker. The worker picked up the 10 rupee note, put it in his pocket and continued with his work. Again to draw the attention of worker, the supervisor now threw a 500 rupee note and the worker did the same — picked the 500 rupee note, put it in his pocket and started doing his job.

Now to draw the worker’s attention, the supervisor picked a small stone and threw it on his head. The stone hit the worker’s head. This time the worker looked up and the supervisor communicated with the worker. This story is same as of our life. God from up wants to communicate with us, but we are busy doing our worldly jobs. Then God gives us small gifts and we just keep it without seeing from where we got it. Then God gives us amounts (gifts) and we are the same. Just keep the gifts without seeing from where they came and without thanking God. We just say we are lucky. Then when we are hit with a small stone, which we call problems, then we look up and we communicate with God.

So every time we get gifts, we should thank God immediately, and not wait till we are hit by a small stone, and then communicate with God.