Thursday, February 21, 2008

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. The greedy think only of themselves.'

What's your say?

11 comments:

Mommy said...

Where do you get these falling hearts from?

Ehn...I can't believe it! Looks like I'm first. *DOing all the dances you know* lol
Securing space first. Will get back to read later.

Mommy said...

I'm second too! Yipeehhhhhhhhhhhh!

Mommy said...

Okay...about Heaven and Hell!! uhmmm...let me go read the post.

*Sneaking back in*...i'm third tooo. hahahahahahahahahahahah
*dashing out* :0)

Sasuke said...

oh my God...this write up is beautiful men 3 and half gbosa for you.gbosa, gbosa, gbosa, gbo..it so crazy how the greedy just never catch up

Allied said...

Ahh.. very true...

!*!*!*!*!Fresh and Fab!*!*!*!*! said...

i c i c,yh i get it, tru indeed

Uzo said...

Interesting

fantasy queen said...

so so true...but do we learn from this? nope, we still go on as greedy and selfish as ever...

how u been sweety?

Jaycee said...

lolll...this is actually practically true (as in the comparison btw greedy peeps and people who can share love)...

Anonymous said...

true........pple shld realy learn from this. The blue is so blinding men........i managed to read it ni o, lol. Its all good jare, i got the message...its what maras....x)

Writefreak said...

Nice one! Greed is straight from hell! I so agree