Thursday, August 17, 2006

The Spoon

The Spoon

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

"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

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.. "

A friend is someone who reaches for your hand, and touches your heart.

Sadly, I'm afraid the Bible is very clear what hell will be like, as well as what heaven will be like. I pray that you would seek out and learn what Christ has to say about both. It is my heart's desire to see each and every friend of mine in heaven because I will most assuredly be there!

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