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Friday, December 2, 2011

This too is for good

An old story is told of a king in Africa who had a close friend with whom he grew up. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred in his life (positive or negative) and remarking, " This Too is for Good!"

One day the king and his friend were out on a hunting expedition. The friend would load and prepare the guns for the king. The friend had apparently done something wrong in preparing one of the guns, for after taking the gun from his friend, the king fired it and his thumb was blown off. Examining the situation the friend remarked as usual, "This Too is for Good!" To which the king replied, "No, this is NOT good!" and proceeded to send his friend to jail.

About a year later, the king was hunting in an area that he should have known to stay clear of. Cannibals captured him and took him to their village. They tied his hands, stacked some wood, set up a stake and bound him to the stake.

As they came near to set fire to the wood, they noticed that the king was missing a thumb. Being superstitious, they never ate anyone that was less than whole. So untying the king, they sent him on his way. As he returned home, he was reminded of the event that had taken his thumb and felt remorse for his treatment of his friend. He went immediately to the jail to speak with his friend. "You were right," he said, "it was good that my thumb was blown off." And he proceeded to tell the friend all that had just happened. "And, so I am very sorry for sending you to jail for so long. It was bad for me to do this."

"No," his friend replied, "This Too is for Good!"

"What do you mean,'This is good'? How could it be good that I sent my friend to jail for a year?"

"If I had NOT been in jail, I would have been with you."


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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Hell and the Heaven

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.
There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man’s mouth water.
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.
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.
The greedy think only of themselves.’


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Monday, November 28, 2011

Three old men

A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She said, “I don’t think I know you but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”

“Is your husband home?” they asked.
“No,” she said. “He’s out.
“Then we cannot come in,” they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. “Go tell them I am home and invite them in!”

The woman went out and invited the men in.

“We do not go into a house together,” they replied.

“Why is that?’ she asked

One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to the other, “He is Success, and I am Love.” Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.”

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. “How nice,” he said. Then let us invite Wealth Let him come in and fill our home with wealth.

His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?”

Their daughter-in-law joined in with her own suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home would then be filled with love!”

Her in-laws agreed. The woman went out and asked the three old men, “Which of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.” Love got up and started walking towards the house. The other two also got up and followed him.

Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: “I only invited Love; why are you coming in?”

The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would have stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!”

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