Once upon a time born in a middle class family in Suva Fiji was a little boy. He had a younger sister who was his best friend. The little boys name was Joseph and his younger sisters’ name was Pipiana.
They were a Catholic family, Pipianas saint was Maria and of course we can guess Josephs saint.
The little boy’s parents were both teachers, and they instill on their children the value of a good education.
The little boy grew up and saw that the world he lived in was not perfect because he had a Dad who even thou was not alcoholic sometimes drank excessively and cause problems in their home life. But more importantly he saw sooner or later anyone living will soon die.
So he tried to find an answer for death reading in the bible that it was the cause of sin. Negate sin and a person will never ever die but you must not sin right from the word go, like Jesus. So the only person who could live forever in the land of the living he pondered was three persons. Adam, Eve and Jesus. But Adam and Eve gave up that right when they sinned. And of course Jesus said he gave up his life it was not taken from him on the cross.
So Joseph chooses to live right but off course he still sin so one day he must also die. But then one day God came to him in a dream and asked Joseph to ask of him one thing, anything and it will be granted to him like what happened to King Solomon. So Joseph answered God that his one wish is that he would like not to sin anymore in this life in the land of the living. He asked what God only had, and what Adam and Eve had for a little while.
God told Joseph he had asked for a very hard thing but it will be granted to him and with it also riches, favor with God and man and notice he will live forever in the land of the living. Noticed he asked God not to sin anymore in this life which covers the past, present and future. If he had asked not to sin anymore from now on, he still would be punished for his past sins so still would have died, the wages of sin being death.
The Lord God gave him a special gift in his life as centuries become millennia and every thousand years past PIPIANA would be there with him, be it her namesakes.
So Joseph live from age to age never growing old stuck at age thirty three with a new Pipiana at his side from generation to generation. God allowing him the ability to buy anything he desired. Living as long as the earth endured and as the Catholics believe, world without end amen.
But one day as he came back home he saw Pipiana holding a knife. Before he could say anything she stabbed him in the heart and said mum said not to let you live anymore if I ever saw you again and I am tired of living I want to go home like mother Mary, and with that she stabbed herself in the heart.
Joseph off course cannot die but as he held Pipiana in his arms he realized God had not let her rest, she always being born in every generation to be with him, as his blood mingle with Pipianas blood he step out of existence and realize they were children again in the same family home, with Pipiana smiling at him saying and that’s how you live forever.