Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Parable Of The Spoons~Beautiful Story



This is from a very old entry of mine. I posted it like 4 years ago.




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 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. While the greedy think only of themselves.
After reading this, it made me sit back and say wow!

11 comments:

Cindi said...

this reminds me of my cross room story...I will take a picture of it and send it..Its hanging on my wall...
thanks for sharing
cindi

Joyce said...

What a great story and so true. Thanks for feeding us.
Hugs, Joyce

Jeannette said...

That is a wonderful story, thank you so much for posting it.

swmpgrly said...

beautiful entry

michele said...

hi donna, lovely story thank-you. your blog is looking great!
you can find me here
http://eternity-mrst.blogspot.com
and
http://thelilacdiary.blogspot.com
take care
mrs t xx

Yasmin said...

Hi Donna thanks for leaving a cooment on my Food Lovers journal which in fact I started as an open journal for jland, don't know if I'll be able to continue that here.
Anyway my main journal link:
http://cayasm-isntshegreat.blogspot.com

Take care

Yasmin
x

Lori J said...

Morning Donna,

It never ceases to amase me how the Lord talks to us through the comments and stories left by friends.

Blessings,

Lori (Alberta)

agepe said...

Hm... nice post. I like it. greetings

Melissa said...

Wow, is right! What a beautiful illustration of love, charity and grace. Thank you for posting this. Beautiful!

I also wanted to personally thank you for your very kind and encouraging words regarding Sarah and Bennie and their struggle to have a baby. What a wonderful community this is. I'm so blessed to be a part of it. I so appreciate your prayers. These two wonderful people have so much love to give a child and I just know that God will see to it that they have one. I guess the hard part is waiting for His time, when we want it on our time.

Bless you!

Doreen said...

Wow; Thanks for sharing this parable. It's incredible how simple it is to live life as a Christian...and yet I so often need to be reminded of the obvious:)

Lisa said...

This is lovely - it made me stop and think. Thanks for sharing this.