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Love vs Greed

  1. SparklingJewel profile image76
    SparklingJewelposted 8 years ago

    A holy man was having a conversation with God one day and said,
    ' God , I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.'

    God 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

    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.

    God 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 equiped 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 God . 'It requires but one skill.

    You see they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of

    Remember that I will always share my spoon with you !

    Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves

    (even though it 'appears'in the physical that the greed of the arrogant and elite is fattening them up, their 'spiritual essence''soul' is withered and dead, they are 'wasted away' and balance will be brought to fruition in the physical in Order's good timing)

  2. Capable Woman profile image63
    Capable Womanposted 8 years ago

    hmmm..I would have used my spoon-arm to beat all the other diners  to death and then I would have eaten all the stew straight out of the pot like a hungry dog.


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    SarahMichelleposted 8 years ago

    Capable - haha. 

    I really like this analogy though.  So much truth to it.  This is a major problem with the world.  I think this can apply to sooo many other aspects of life also - I like the point that is made about friends being the family you choose.  I have learned the hard way that I cannot go through life doing things on my own.  I NEED others and there is nothing wrong with that.  I dabbled in both rooms and am convinced the second one is the only way I can survive!

  4. fierycj profile image76
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    It's a good thing that that's just an analogy though. Cos I mean, think about it, if all hell is, is a place where all you gotta do is worry about feeding yourself with a damn spoon, and heaven is a place where all you do is feed yourself with the same spoon...then gosh, are we in serious trouble. Lol.

  5. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    I have a long wooden spoon made by my father, from a barrel stave. And in poker-work, along the handle he wrote "WHA SUPS WI THE DEIL"  which is half of the old Scots proverb  - Wha sups wi the deil maun hae a lang spune. (He who dines with the devil should have a long spoon). It's a nice memento, but neither of us had any time for devils and all that nonsense.