100 Moral Stories
THE ROPE The night fell heavy in the heights of the mountains and the man could not see anything. All was
black. Zero visibility, and the moon and the stars were covered by the clouds. As he was climbing
only a few feet away from the top of the mountain, he slipped and fell in to the air, falling at great
speed. He could only see black spots as he went down, and the terrible sensation of being sucked by
He kept falling, and in the moments of great fear, it came to his mind all the good and bad episodes
of his life. He was thinking now about how close death was getting, when all of a sudden he felt the
rope tied to his waist pull him very hard. His body was hanging in the air.
Only the rope was holding him and in that moment of stillness he had no other choice other to
scream: “Help me God.”
All of a sudden a deep voice coming from the sky answered, “What do you want me to do?”
“Save me God.”
“Do you really think I can save you?”
“Of course I believe You can.”
“Then cut the rope tied to your waist.”
There was a moment of silence and the man decided to hold on to the rope with all his strength.
The rescue team tells that the next day a climber was found dead and frozen, his body hanging
from a rope. His hands holding tight to it. Only one foot away from the ground.
And We? How attached we are to our rope will we let go??? Don’t ever doubt about
the words of God. We should never say that He has forgotten us or abandoned us.