The tree might appear to be dry; but, it will bloom, it will bear fruit; do not despair. I shall make it sprout, provided the sap of repentance is still running. Come just one step forward, I shall take a hundred towards you. Shed just one tear, I shall wipe a hundred from your eyes.
(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God, sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)