So, in order not to shake the writer’s faith in God, the postmaster came up with an idea: answer the letter. But when he opened it, it was evident that to answer it he needed something more than goodwill, ink and paper. But he stuck to his resolution: he asked for money from his employees, he himself gave part of his salary, and several friends of his were obliged to give something ‘for an act of charity’.
It was impossible for him to gather together the hundred pesos, so he was able to send the farmer only a little more than half. He put the money in an envelope addressed to Lencho and with it a letter containing only a single word as a signature: God.
So, in order to preserve the writer's trust in God, the postmaster devised a plan: he would respond to the letter. But as he opened it, it was clear that he'd need more than kindness, ink, and paper to respond. But he stuck to his decision: he asked his staff for money, he gave a portion of his pay, and several of his friends were asked to contribute 'as an act of charity.'
He couldn't gather the hundred pesos in time, so he was only able to send the farmer a little more than half. He placed the money in an envelope addressed to Lencho and sealed it with a signature that said that the letter was from God.
|Shake||To make something less certain, firm, or strong|
|Evident||Easily seen or understood|
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2007). First Flight. A Letter to God-G.L.Fuentes (pg. 1 - 7). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi..