Ram was laying on the bed, with all the medical equipment attached to his body. Doctor Jagdeep came out and said to Mrs Anny his mother, “The chances of his survival appear very low. I’m sorry Mrs. Anny, please spend the maximum time with him.” Anny went and sat beside him. Tears rolled her cheeks as she embraced her son. Ram said, ” Maa, I know, that I hardly have any time with me. I want to tell you one thing, that when I meet Jesus, I’ll tell him, “Jesus, THANK YOU for gifting me a Mother!” It was unimaginable not having such a gift. Anny kissed Ram’s forehead and said, “Baba, let me come with you and I’ll tell Jesus, that the gift which he gave me in the form of my son was wonderful”. “Maa, I love you!” That was the final response of Ram and he took leave from his earthly journey. Ram had fulfilled his mission on earth. He had helped an old man near the crossroad. The old man was blazing with fever. Ram was unaware that the old man had Coronavirus. Yet he took a chance. We need such an attitude like Ram during the time of crisis. We do have to take precautions, but we should not stop helping.
Rohan Brahmane SJ