Friday, April 27, 2007

Heaven and Hell

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."

Selfishness is contagious, but so is Love...share the wealth and have a great weekend...(p.s...I didn't write that story, but I hope you enjoy and apply)


KIKI said...

Guuuurl...I love this story...share the wealth...spread the love...we would all be so much better off.

Great way to end the week...

Anonymous said...

That's so funny! Because I'm greedy as I'm reading the story I'm like why didn't they just feed one another?

dc_speaks said...'re funny! I shall share the wealth as well.'re presence on my blog is awesome. come play catch up and laugh your butt off.

smooches homie!

Shai said...

I have to admit I can have some selfish times. Then sometimes I do way too much for others

JustMeWriting said...

LOL @ ANON: wanting them to help each other just for YOU is not sharing.. LOL but it's cool.

Kiki:'s a nice reminder.

Shai:'re not the only one who has those selfish moods, but it's all good.

CapCity said...

i've heard this story before - but it's always a good one to repeat! thanks for the reminder, Sistah JMW!

Mizrepresent said...

I enjoyed that, have a wonderful weekend.

`NEFTY said...

Wow, now that was good.

Rich in the Stl said...

I've seen this a time or two, but I love the visuals that it gives off.

JustMeWriting said...

Yes guys, I love these lil email go-arounds...well most of them...and I love the visual too Rich.