Saturday, March 31, 2007

Are you greedy?

Ok, I have not posted in a while though I have a post and recipe all ready (check back tomorrow) I don't have the time to put the finishing touches on it. So in Leiu of that, Someone sent me this. It's one of those things you are supposed to "REPOST if you love Jesus" things. I do love Jesus but those things bug me. I make it a point NOT to repost or foward them. I am not afraid to share my faith but I don't like to feel "bullied" into it. I did think the message in this was particularly poignant and it is one I have not seen before. I have writtenin the past about the feeling I get from "feeding" people. This reaffirms my feelings.
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.

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