eastwind journals April 27, 2021

By Bernie Lopez,

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Inspired and rewritten from anonymous Internet sources.

Children have certain powers that are hard for adults to understand. They have a magical influence over people in their innocence. They do not even know they possess such powers. Its instinctive and natural to them. Five-year-old Peggy is such a child.

Five-year-old Peggy opens her piggy bank, and pours the contents on the floor. She counts the coins three times, to be sure there is no mistake. She brings the piggy bank to the pharmacy six blocks away.

PEGGY – Sir, my brother Andrew is very sick, so I want to buy a miracle for him. (Suppressed laughter from the long line of customers. Peggy ignores them.)

PHARMACIST – I beg your pardon?

PEGGY – He has something bad growing inside his head and my dad says only a miracle can save him. So how much does a miracle cost?

PHARMACIST –  We don’t sell miracles here, young lady.

PEGGY – I have the money. I can get more. Just tell me how much it costs.

DR. CARLTON – Hi there. I’m Dr. Carlton. What kind of a miracle does your brother need?

PEGGY – (In tears) I don’t know. I just know he’s really sick and mommy says he needs an operation. But my dad can’t pay for it, so I want to buy a miracle.

DR. CARLTON – How much do you have?

PEGGY – One dollar and eleven cents. I can get more if I need to.

DR. CARLTON – What a coincidence, the exact price of a miracle for little brothers. Bring me to Andrew. I have the miracle he needs.

Peggy gives her piggy bank to Dr. Carlton, a famous neuro-surgeon. He operates on Andrew free of charge, who was up and about in no time.

PEGGY’S MOM – That surgery was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?

PEGGY – A miracle costs one dollar and eleven cents, Mommy.

PEGGYS MOM – Plus your faith, Peggy, which was part of the miracle.


PEGGY’S MOM – Yes. Without your faith, your savings would not have been enough.

PEGGY – Oh, really? And how much is my faith worth?

PEGGY’S MOM – Priceless, my dear.

A ball is a circle, infinite because it has no beginning, no end. So is our Circle of Friends. When you pass the ball, like Dr. Carlton to Peggy, it multiplies endlessly. Peggy and Andrew later on passed the ball, becoming top neuro-surgeons. Together, they saved thousands of lives, but never charged a single cent. They bought the Pharmacy six blocks away, from whose income, they lived modestly. They retained the aging pharmacist.

The wisdom of children is pure instinct. They do not need logic. They know instantly. “Praise to You, Oh Father, for what You have hidden from the wise, you have revealed to little children.” Luke 10:21.

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By Bernie V. Lopez,

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Blogger – ex-Columnist (Inquirer) – Healing Ministry – ex-Professor (Ateneo U) – Documentary Producer-Director (freelance, ex-ABS-CBN) – ex-Broadcaster (Radio Veritas) – Facebook “Bernie V. Lopez Eastwind” / Pages “Eastwind Journeys and Journals” and “Mary Queen of Peace”.  



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