Mar 11, 1999 02:58 PM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck
Mar 11th 1999
That is a lovely analogy and illustration of brotherhood
Many thanks for sharing it.
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
"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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