A lesson here to be learned!

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  1. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    I normally don't re-post this stuff but ...Someone sent this to me so I wanted to pass it on:

    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.'

    When Jesus died on the cross, he was thinking of you
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
  3. Brick243

    Brick243 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southeast Oklahoma
    Very good lesson. I really liked it.
  4. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    How beautiful. Where did you find this? Is it okay if I put it on my blog?
  5. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Laclede County, MO
    I love it!
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed Flock Master

  7. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    Quote:My wife sent it to me e-mail so I don't know the author. Id just post it and say Author unknown.
  8. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    That is from Barbara Kingsolver's book--- I think it's in The Bean Tree but it might be in Pigs in Heaven (sequel to the Bean Tree). Both are wonderful books btw.
  9. cmjust0

    cmjust0 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    Central KY
    So, heaven is a place where we're all made to sit around a table with long-handled spoons strapped to our arms and are forced to feed each other stew?

    Gee, where do I sign up?!?! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. HippieChickens

    HippieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2009
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2010

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