Jan 21, 2009

Learn to help others

I got an email forwarded by my friend this afternoon, and after reading it, i'm 100% sure i wanted to share the story with you guys..!! So just read saja lah ya..
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 impossible 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.
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 equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but herethe 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 themselves.'
So...look at ourselves.! Are we like those greedy people in Hell or like those happy people in heaven??

6 comments:

Wel^Beiolman said...

meaningful and thoughtful mama...nice email...that's human should have acted....human be always human jg ba...we cant run from making mistakes kan...as long as we learned through it and cherish the lesson to live d future....

cheers!

Willie said...

I am touch

Nick Phillips said...

Wow, that was a meaningful post. Makes you wonder what kind of people we are at times. I need to go re-evaluate myself ...

Mama Mia said...

Meaningful story!

Hombidai said...

keep up the good work KDmama.. :)

we can make a difference!!!

It's not just meaningful... it's more than that... cheerio!!!

chegu carol said...

something to reflect on to while we are becoming more and more greedy bcos the world says so...

ya, i need to re-evaluate myself too...