Kemunafikan vs Kerendahan Hati

Alkisah, hidup dua orang pemuda bernama Tom dan Michael. Mereka berdua satu SMA. Ketika SMA Tom adalah anak terpandai di kelasnya, sedangkan Michael adalah anak yang sangat nakal. Tom tidak begitu menyukai Michael karena Michael selalu membuat gaduh di kelas dan Tom pernah mengatakan bahwa kelak Michael tidak akan pernah sukses. Setelah lulus SMA, Tom bekerja keras dan menjadi seorang pengusaha sukses yang bekerja di bidang sosial. Ia memiliki sebuah yayasan untuk membantu orang-orang yang membutuhkan. Ia rajin ke pergi ke gereja dan membaca kitab suci. Tom adalah gambaran orang yang sempurna, Ia baik dan tampan, semua orang di sekitarnya menyukainya. Tetapi ada satu kelamahan dari Tom, terkadang ia merasa dirinya selalu paling benar dan terkadang kesombongan juga menyelimuti dirinya.

Suatu ketika setelah 10 tahun mereka tidak bertemu, mereka dipertemukan saat menghadiri sebuah misa di gereja. Ketika itu Tom sedang bekerja di luar kota, tepatnya hari Sabtu sore, setelah selesai rapat, Tom menyempatkan waktu untuk pergi ke gereja di kota itu. Ketika misa tak disangka ia melihat musuhnya ketika SMA pergi ke gereja yang sama. Ia kaget karena Michael ketika SMA tidak percaya kepada Tuhan dan hidupnya sangat kacau. Ia menjadi jengkel dengan Michael karena Tom merasa Michael tidak layak untuk pergi ke gereja. Muncul akar kebencian lagi dalam hati Tom.

Setelah misa berakhir Tom pun memutuskan untuk menemui Michael. Tom memanggil Michael, dan Michael pun membalas menyapa dengan ramah dan sebuah senyuman. Tom menjadi tambah bingung karena ia tidak mengira seorang remaja kasar berubah menjadi orang yang sangat lembut. Tom bertanya kepada Michael dengan sinis, “Jadi kamu sudah bertobat dan menjadi pengikut Kristus?” Michael pun mengangguk menandakan jawaban iya. “Kalau begitu kamu pasti tahu banyak tentang-Nya. Misalnya, di negara mana Ia lahir?” lanjut Tom. Dengan lembut Michael menjawab tidak tahu. “Berapa usia-Nya ketika Ia wafat?” tanya Tom lagi. Michael pun menjawab tidak tahu lagi. Tom mulai geram dan dengan nada sedikit tinggi ia bertanya, “Kalau begitu kamu pasti tahu tentang berapa khotbah yang telah Ia ajarkan?” Michael dengan wajah sedikit menunduk menjawab tidak tahu lagi. Tom menjadi marah. “Kamu jelas cuma tahu sedikit sekali, untuk ukuran orang yang menyatakan telah menjadi pengikut Kristus!”, bentak Tom.

Michael akhirnya berkata dengan nada halus, “Kau memang benar. Aku malu karena begitu sedikit pengetahuanku tentang Dia. Tetapi, sekurang-kurangnya aku tahu hal ini: Tiga tahun yang lalu aku seorang pemabuk. Hutangku banyak. Keluargaku berantakan. Anak-isteriku selalu takut, setiap kali aku pulang. Tetapi sekarang aku sudah tidak minum lagi. Hutang-hutangku sudah lunas. Keluarga kami bahagia. Anak-anak senang menantiku pulang ke rumah setiap sore. Ini semua karya Kristus bagiku. Cuma seginilah yang saya ketahui tentang Kristus.” Tom pun terdiam dan tidak dapat berkata apa-apa.

Dari cerita ini dapat kita ambil sebuah makna, benar-benar mengetahui berarti: diubah oleh apa yang diketahuinya. Dari cerita ini kita dapat meneladani nilai-nilai Vinsensian dari Michael. Meskipun Tom bersikap arogan ketika bertanya kepadanya, Michael tetap menjawabnya dengan rendah hati dan lembut. Michael tidak berusaha menyombongkan tentang pertobatannya, ia tetap rendah hati. Sedangkan dapat kita lihat Tom, meskipun ia rajin ke gereja dan melakukan kegiatan amal, di hatinya masih terdapat akar kebencian dan kesombongan yang bukan merupakan nilai-nilai Vinsensian. Tom memang terlihat seperti orang baik di luar, tetapi hatinya penuh dengan kebusukan. Jika dilihat, pengetahuan Tom tentang Kristus tentu saja lebih tinggi dari Michael. Tetapi yang benar-benar memahaminya adalah Michael, karena benar-benar mengetahui berarti diubah oleh apa yang diketahuinya. Hidup Michael menjadi lebih baik lagi, sedangkan Tom masih dipenuhi dengan kemunafikan.

37 thoughts on “ Kemunafikan vs Kerendahan Hati

  1. itulah sebabnya kita tidak seharusnya menilai orang dari luar dan langsung berkata buruk tentang dirinya, karena kita tidak pernah tau apa yang sebenarnya terjadi
    nice story! 🙂

    1. Ya doakan supaya saya dapat belajar menjadi lebih baik. Terlebih jangan lupa berdoa untuk diri Anda sendiri karena sepertinya Anda lebih membutuhkan doa dan tulisan ini daripada saya.

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