Story ToReflectUpon 145
Flame of Love
The Axe declared proudly, “I can overcome it. I canmaster it.” With these words, he struck many heavy blows on the very hard and strong steel. However,each blow only made his edge more blunt. Finally hegave up and stopped the striking.The Saw stepped in and said, “Don’t worry, leave itto me to handle the steel.” With his sharp teeth, theSaw relentlessly worked on the steel back and forth.How pathetic! To his dismay, all of his teeth wereworn out or broken off and the steel did not yield.The Hammer laughed loudly, “Ho! Ho! I knew youall could not do it. Let me show you how.” Toeveryone’s amusement, with the very first blow, thehead of the Hammer flew off and the steed remainedunchanged.The Flame humbly asked, “May I try?’ And it curleditself gently around the strong and hard steel; heembraced it tightly and would not let go. The toughsteel melted.
* There are hearts that are hard enough to resist the forces of wrath or the fury of pride. But hard is the heart that can resist the warm"flame of Love".