The Path that Father Ahnsahnghong Walked
My house is located at the outskirt of a city. My daughter, a middle school student, has to take a bus to go to a big stationary. On a holiday, as my daughter had to buy some school supplies, my husband gave her enough allowance, saying that she could get a hamburger on her way back home. She left home, being excited.
After a couple of hours, she returned home, and burst into tears in the arms of her father. She cried loudly for a good while. Being surprised, my husband and I asked her what had happened. She explained as follows, sobbingly: When she was enjoying her hamburger after buying what she needed for school, a man of her father’s age, in a suit, entered the shop, ordered a burger, and sat. When he was about to have a bite of the hamburger which he just got, his phone rang and he said, “Yes, yes,” repeatedly, then hurried out, taking his bag. Seeing the hamburger left on the table, she thought of her father.
‘My father, too, might skip lunches while working all day long for me. I didn’t think of that, but only grumbled at him. I asked for the impossible and behaved grouchy so many times.’
As I listened to my daughter saying that she came back home, shedding tears, because she suddenly missed her father while looking at the back of the man, tears welled up in my eyes, too. Our Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong walked the path of suffering to open the way to heaven for His immature children. Though He was marred and hungry, He never showed it. Making excuses that I am busy, I forgot the sacrifice of Heavenly Father. From now on, I will always give thanks to Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother for Their love and sacrifice, and do my best to repay Them with mature faith.
YS Lee from Korea