I happened to read the beautiful story of a lizard which was nailed and caught between the walls. It was living in that nailed condition for years, just by the feeding of another lizard.
Whether it was a real one or an imaginary story, I believe moral of the story that the creatures of nature always teach to the humanity, which is growing more selfish and profit minded. The link may help you enjoy the story.
You know that the Japanese houses are made of wood, with a hollow space between the two wooden walls. The story starts with therenovation work of a house when the owner, a Japanese man, was shocked to find a lizard stuck the two walls. It was caught there because of a nail that was hammered from outside into one of the feet of the lizard, years ago.
The man remembered the incident he had to hammer there a few years ago when he moved into the house and wanted to make some alterations in the house. The lizard should have been caught there by his nailing. And yet the lizard was alive for years! How could the lizard survive all these years, even without moving! How was it possible? How could the lizard eat without moving anywhere? Thoughts and emotions mounted in him!
He thought of the millions of human being dying just because they have noaccess to food.
The man was greatly moved by the great mystery of the survival of the lizard. He was stunned and touched by the survival secret of the lizard!
Love – charity – concern for another creature! It was the survival mystery!
It was the charity or love of another lizard that was feeding and giving the lizard life all these years! He could not control the teardrops rolling down his cheeks.
Such a beautiful love of a tiny creature! Oh God, what happened to us, the human beings, to ignore the sufferings of our fellowmen? What can make us learn just a little part of the great sacrifice of this tiny creature?
Real faith is in feeding the needy. It is the manifestation of real love. St. James says, "Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." (James 2:15-17)