Daily Prompt: The Guilt that Haunts Me
Share a time when you were overcome with guilt. What were the circumstances? How did you overcome your guilt?
Beggars would usually come to our home to beg for alms. I would give a small amount of money for a one time meal.
Once a woman hoodwinked me by telling me a tall story and getting money from me. Whenever I thought of her, I used to feel angry at the lies she told me.
A few days after her, a woman with three kids came. She asked for food. It was four in the evening, way past lunch time. I didn’t have any food to give her. She wouldn’t go away.
I should have given her some money, but I was filled with anger towards the previous woman. I refused to give her anything and told her to leave.
Later on I was overcome with guilt at my terrible behavior. Alas! The moment was gone. I had failed miserably in the eyes of God. The woman and her kids must have been hungry.
I was overcome with remorse, but I could never go back to that moment when I could have given some money for food.