All the stars in the sky knew that the Great Servant was working on a big project. Everyone knew that the stars were the most beautiful and inspiring. Amongst all the bodies, there was one star who was worried. He worried because he was not like the other stars. He thought he was too big, and that he was too hot. He could not form patterns like the other stars, and he was not shaped like any of them too. His long time friend saw him floating by.
“My friend, why are you sad?”
“Well, I just don’t feel like I belong,” he replied. “I don’t know what I’m supposed to do.”
“Are you concerned about that project the Great Servant is working on?”
“I can’t do what everyone else can do. I’m too big and too bright. If I’m not careful, I can burn others.”
The big star continued staring into space. The little star knew his friend was different, but was not aware of his feelings. She took a moment to reflect on this. “What if you’re meant to be different?”
“What do you mean?” he said, surprised.
“You know well that I am not a star myself, but I never let that get to me.” She continued, “I believe what’s most important is that we are exactly who we need to be, and that the Great Servant has a purpose that is perfect for all of us. Especially you.”
The star was moved by her genuine response. “Thank you, my friend. That does help a bit.”
“Of course. I’m always here for you.”
Just then, the Great Servant appeared before them. The bodies were humbled by his energy and presence.
“Great Servant”, asked the star, “why am I not like the other stars?”
“My loved one, there is an important role that only you can do.” He proceeded to show them a little blue and green planet. “I will call this ‘Earth’, and there are living beings who will call this ‘home.’ However, they will need someone to light their way, and to give them life. I am asking you to be their light.”
The star was so shocked and excited, but he was still hesitant.
“Are you sure I can do this? I feel too different.”
“You are big and bright because they need to see you. You are also warm because they need to know what love feels like.”
“Of course, you will not be alone.” The Great Servant then looked at the other body. “You will be there to guide the beings in the dark, for it is your wisdom that will light their way.”
The friends were overjoyed. They were a part of the Great Servant’s plan, and with a purpose that was perfect for them. From that moment forward, they were known as the Sun and the Moon.