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A Woman & her cookies

Hello. This is a poem but more than that it is about Ethics & Morality, I think, so I posted it here. I do not know who wrote it, I received it through E-mail from a friend of mine, "Louis", An Old Testament Jewish Believer; so, you can understand why he sent it to me, but I share it because it has a great moral story behind it:

>>>>>"Subject: A Woman and Her Cookies


>>>>>"(Well this sure keeps everything in perspective.
It's a good one. Send it on down the line.)

>>>>>"At an airport one night
With several long hours
Before her flight.
She hunted for a book
In an airport shop,
Bought a bag of cookies
And found a place to drop.

>>>>>"She was engrossed in her book
But happened to see,
That the man sitting beside her,
As bold as could be,
Grabbed a cookie or two
From the bag in between,
Which she tried to ignore
To avoid a scene.

>>>>>"So she munched the cookies
And watched the clock,
As the gutsy cookie thief
Diminished her stock.
She was getting more irritated
As the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, "If I wasn't so nice,
I would blacken his eye."

>>>>>"With each cookie she took,
He took one too,
When only one was left,
She wondered what he would do.
With a smile on his face,
And a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie
And broke it in half.

>>>>>"He offered her half,
As he ate the other,
She snatched it from him
And thought....ooh, brother!
This guy had some nerve
And he's also rude,
Why he didn't even show
Any gratitude!

>>>>>"She had never known
When she been so galled,
And sighed with relief
When her flight was called.
She gathered her belongings
And headed to the gate,
Refusing to look back
At the thieving ingrate.

>>>>>"She boarded the plane,
And sank in her seat,
Then she sought her book,
Which was almost complete.
As she reached in her baggage,
She gasped with surprise,
There was her bag of cookies,
In front of her eyes.

>>>>>"If mine are here,
She moaned in despair,
The others were his,
And he tried to share.
Too late to apologize,
She realized with grief,
That she was the rude one,
The ingrate, the thief!

>>>>>"How many times have we absolutely known
that something was a certain way,
only to discover later that what we believed to
be true....was not?

>>>>>"Always Keep An Open Mind And An Open Heart, Because.........................
You Just Never Know....You might be
eating someone else's cookies"<<<<<
Good food for thought.

May we be fruitful Christians in a time when it is the in thing to be Christian. May we allow our Lord to have His way and do His work in us, for this is the greatest thing He can achieve in our lives- what He can achieve in our hearts. If we all allowed Him to have His way in us, imagine, just imagine how wonderful this world would be. Lord, have your way in us! On the day of judgement, He would say, "depart from me ye worker of iniquity for I know you not". Why, because, they were only Christians in name and not in character, they did not have a relationship with Him. "If you love me you will obey me" says the Lord. If we are truly His, we would yield and let Him have His way in us. Many that have long been pruned away for a lack of fruitfulness still go through the motions of born-again religion. Oh that they may awake from slumber!

This is an age where (the end time) many want to eat their cake and have it. Be called a Christian, with all the privileges that go with it and live like an unbeliever. Full of selfishness, self-centeredness, immorality, lewdness, unloving, unsubmissive, heady, brash, etc. Can we name it all? Being born-again and remaining the same, never intending to change, constantly grieving the Holy Spirit till he withdraws and leaves them to their just end. The Spirit of the Lord says; repent for the Kingdom of God is here!

God is love, and His love teaches us to flee moral failures. The fear of the Lord is the begining of knowledge. May He teach us His fear as well as His love.

Thanks for passing that poem on to us. What a powerful lesson for us all! Jumping to conclusions is one of my major character defects. Postings like yours help to keep me growing more Christ-like.

That's a very good thing to meditate on, thanks! We have to remember that we aren't always the ones who are right but there are times we're only looking at things through our eyes not putting ourselves in someone elses place.