In Britain, children call him Father Christmas. In Germany, he
is Kriss Kringle. And of course, you know him as a Santa Claus. But
do you know that hundreds of years ago, Santa Claus was called by
the name 'St. Nicholas'?
Hundreds of years ago, Nicholas lived in a seaside town named
Myra which is now known as Turkey. Ever since Nicholas was a small
child, he loved God more than anything. He studied hard, prayed
often and followed God by helping the poor.
There was a man living in Myra who was very poor. This man had
no wife but he had three young daughters who were of marriageable
age. This man was so poor that he had no money for his daughters'
marriages. Nicholas heard about this man's condition. One late
night, Nicholas crept to the man's home and threw something through
the window. It was a bag of gold which was enough to pay for his
eldest daughter's wedding.
man was overjoyed and his daughter was too. She married happily but
her father was still left with two younger daughters. Nicholas
returned one night and again threw a bag of gold through the
window. The father rejoiced but he wondered who was helping him and
Of course, Nicholas didn't want the man to know. He believed
that it's best to help others without letting them know we're
helping them. If we help others in this way, it proves that we help
because we truly want to and not because to be praised by others
But the father was determined to know who was helping him. He
had one daughter left and no money for his youngest daughter's
marriage. He certainly hoped he would be helped again, especially
because he wanted to find out who was doing it. So, he locked the
windows and watched the door. Nicholas still wanted to help but he
didn't want to be seen. Therefore, in the back of the house far
from the father's sight, he dropped the bag of gold for the third
daughter right down the chimney!!
This way St. Nicholas helped the poor man and never expected
anything in return for his help. He only thought about what he
could give to those who needed help.
Moral: Anyone like St. Nicholas is
actually a superhuman & such a person is blessed by God &
all the Deities because of his nobility. In today's world, many
people help others but they wish to be recognised well in the
society & they wish to get something in return. But St.
Nicholas was such kind of a person who always helped others &
never expected anything in return. The law of nature says that if
you help others without desiring anything in return, you would
receive everything & would never find difficulty throughout