Author Steven Lake

Monday Morning Parable
Monday, July 25th, 2011 10:00am
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This has been wandering around the web for a while, but I still thought I'd share it as it teaches an incredible lesson.  Read on and take to heart what it teaches.
The Pot of Stew

A 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 man to two doors.  He opened one of the doors and the man looked in.  In the middle of the room was a large round table on which sat a large pot of stew that smelled delicious and made the 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 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 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 man said, "I don't understand."  "It's 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.

Moral of the story:  Always think of others first before thinking of yourself.  Jesus did.
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