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RE: Inspirational

Mar 11, 1999 02:58 PM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck

Mar 11th  1999

Dear Lori:

That is a lovely analogy and illustration of brotherhood

Many thanks for sharing it.

Subject:	Inspirational

  Heaven and Hell - The Real Difference

       A man spoke with the Lord about heaven and hell. The
  Lord said to the man, "Come, I will show you hell." They
  entered a room where a group of people sat around a huge pot
  of stew. Everyone was famished, desperate and starving. Each
  held a spoon that reached the pot, but each spoon had a
  handle so much longer than their own arm that it could not
  be used to get the stew into their own mouths. The suffering
  was terrible.
       "Come, now I will show you heaven," the Lord said after
  a while. They entered another room, identical to the first -
  the pot of stew, the group of people, the same long-handled
  spoons. But there everyone was happy and well-nourished.
       "I don't understand," said the man. "Why are they happy
  here when they were miserable in the other room and
  everything was the same?"
       The Lord smiled, "Ah, it is simple," he said. "here
  they have learned to feed each other."

                     By Ann Landers
          from A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul

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