Wednesday, March 2, 2022

It's Better To Think Than To Trouble Others

Utuh Bakencong remembered the complaint of one of his friends last week. In a story he listened to, he realized that making trouble for others was a crime against humanity. How not? His friend got sick because one of his teachers made it difficult for him to graduate. His stomach was queasy, his head was dizzy, and his soul was too stressed.

So, Utuh Bakencong remembered his silat teacher. The teacher once said to him, "Be compassionate like a taro leaf who doesn't have the heart to let rainwater fall to the earth."

For him, loving God's fellow creatures is a very ideal principle in life and living. That is why, he always tries to spread kindness. For example, at this time, he is thinking hard about how to prevent floods from hitting his village. So hard to think, he was getting bored and decided to entertain himself.

He took advantage of the moment before the soccer final between Indonesia and Thailand as entertainment. Before the match started, he wanted to predict who the winner would be. But, until now he has not found a new way to predict it.

After thinking for a while, he came up with a brilliant idea. He spread out two thin sheets of paper. The first paper reads Indonesia and the second Thailand.

The paper that fell in his hand with the name of the country in the top position became the winner of the championship. The two papers finally fell in his hands. And, Indonesian writing can be read clearly, while the other paper is just plain white. He was cheering and dancing with joy.

However, he did not necessarily remain silent. If the final first leg was predicted on paper, then the second leg he predicted using culinary. More specifically, cat food.

He immediately prepared two empty plates. Then he poured cat food into them. Once filled, he called his pet cat to eat. Without waiting long the cat chose the Indonesian plate. Once again he was very relaxed. In fact, this time he was happier than before. (MJA).

Watch the short film of this series in the following video.