Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Feed Each Other

I got this in an email today...

A man was having a conversation with God one day and said, 'Lord, I would like to know what the difference is between The Light of your Truth and The Darkness of Satan? '

God 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. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which 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.God said, 'You have seen The Darkness.'

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 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.'

MORAL:We need our brothers and sisters in these critical days to help build each other up and stay spiritually strong. We may have our differences, but in order to remain in God's love and continue the flow of spiritual food to ourselves, we have to put aside those differences, resisting our tendency to harbor resentment, and search out ways to help each other. Otherwise, we will become so consumed with only helping ourselves that we may be inadvertently cutting off the only food that can keep us alive in this starving world.


Rebecca Jo said...

I used this example one time in a lesson. Had spoons taped onto the end of a yard stick with pudding. It was quite comical for awhile, but the girls got it! Excellent visual!

Lynn said...

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