A Letter to God
By– G.L. Fuentes
Value Points of the Story
- Lencho was a farmer.
- His house was the only house in the valley and on the top of a hill.
- Lencho’s fields needed rain for a good harvest.
- He looked expectantly at the sky and it did rain at last.
- The drops of rain were like the coins for him.
- But his happiness was short lived as very large hailstones began to fall after the rain.
- The hailstones destroyed all the leaves on the trees, plants and flowers.
- There would be no crop that year.
- There was a single hope: help from God.
- On the following Sunday, he wrote a letter to God.
- He needed a hundred pesos to sow his fields again and to live until the new crop came.
- He wrote `To God’ on the envelope and put the letter into the mailbox.
- The postman laughed heartily and took it to the postmaster.
- The postmaster laughed too but soon he became serious.
- He decided to reply to the letter and help Lencho.
- He collected seventy pesos only from his employees and himself contributed a part of his salary.
- He put the money in an envelope and posted it to Lencho.
- Lencho had an unbroken faith in God and he was not surprised when he received the money.
- His happiness was turned into anger as there were thirty pesos short of the money.
- Lencho could never believe that God could ever deceive him.
- So, he wrote another letter to God reminding Him that he received only 70 pesos sent by Him.
- He asked God not to send the rest of 30 pesos through the mail as the post office employees were a ‘bunch of crooks’.