Deficiencies – Mário Quintana

Deficiencies
Mário Quintana
Translation: Adam Charles
 

“Deficient” is the one that isn’t able to modify his life, accepting the obligations of other people or of the society in which he lives, without being conscious of that which is the owner of his destiny. 

“Crazy” is the one who doesn’t look for happiness in what he has.

“Blind” is the one who doesn’t see his neighbor die from the cold, from hunger, from misery. He only has eyes for his miserable problems and small afflictions. 

“Deaf” is the one who doesn’t have time to hear the burdens of a friend, or the plea of a brother. He is always in a hurry to work and wants to guarantee his pay at the end of the month. 

“Mute” is the one who can’t say what he feels and so he hides himself behind the mask of hypocrisy. 

“Paralysed” is the one who can’t walk in the direction of those that need his help. 

“Diabetic” is the one who can’t manage to be sweet. 

“Elf” is the one who can’t allow love to grow. 

And finally, the wost deficiency of all is to be miserable, because miserable people are those that can’t speak with God. 

Original can be found here on Brunicha’s Blog

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