I am employed as a manager for the Adam Travel Company, my oﬃce is located in a building on Wall Street Manhatan, Lola’s oﬃce was on the same ﬂoor as mine, and that is where I met her. As a friendly gesture, I told her to stop by if she ever needed anything. Lola took me up on my oﬀer, and one day came and asked for some botled water.
I had recently been diagnosed with cancer, and that day, I was in so much pain I couldn’t even sit down properly. I was trying to pray namaz, and when Lola saw me, she politely said, “Mohammad, you are holding a grudge against a woman, and unless you forgive her completely, all the praying in the world isn’t going to change anything.” I was oﬀended and wanted to argue with Lola but she was so kind hearted, I was unable to respond in the way that I wanted to. We had a long conversation, and she spoke to me about how unforgiveness is the cause of many diseases, and the reason why some people never heal. I remembered my last hospital visit when the doctor told me that because my body had rejected the treatment, seventy two percent of my organs had been destroyed, I was literally on death’s door.
I took Lola’s advice and started forgiving everyone I held biterness in my heart for. After a while I started feeling beter, and my spirit became joyful. A few months later, I went back to the hospital for a blood test. When the doctor called me with the results, he was shocked, and wanted to know what I had been doing because the tests revealed that there was no more cancer in my body. That day, I was born again, I became a new person, and I’ve never been so happy. In the evening I went to Lola’s oﬃce and oﬀered her a ride home. I told her that I was cancer free because I had chosen to forgive all the people who had hurt me, and she was very excited.
I thank God that I met Lola, I will always be grateful that she chose to share her wisdom and insight with me. May God bless her abundantly.
– Mohammad A. Manhattan, NY