Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sundays Scribblings: 24 Sept. 2006


A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and

said, "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like. "

The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the

doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was

a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of

stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth

water. The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly.

They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with

very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each

found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not

get the spoons back into their mouths.

The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.

The Lord said, "You have seen Hell." They went to the next room and

opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was

the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy

man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled

spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and

talking. The holy man said, "I don't understand." " It is simple"

said the Lord, "it requires but one skill. You see, they have learned to

feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves."

When Jesus died on the cross he was thinking of you!

-God determines who walks in your life, you determine who walks away,

who stays and who you refuse to let go.


Blogger Catch said...

this is really nice Rel, I have never heard it before. So thank you for sharing it with me. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

3:30 PM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Wonderful story/instructions! Thanks for sharing it.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I have read this before many moons ago but I find that it was fresh for me today and many lessons to be learned from it!!
thanks so much for sharing!

7:31 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Oh gosh, Rel, reading this gave me very true it is! I had never read this before and I wasn's sure how it would end but it all makes sense doesn't it! I love that last quote too!! Hugs

7:37 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

I haven't read that before, Rel, but it sure makes sense. Especially in this world of ours today - we really need to think about each other and reach out more.

Thank you for that.


2:22 AM  
Blogger Grish said...

Very nice! Really enjoyed reading it...

4:37 AM  

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