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Greed vs. Giving

Discussion in 'Sermons' started by trulyblezzed, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. > 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 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
    > th e 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 se e they have learned to feed each
    > other, while the greedy think only of themselves."
    >
    > When Jesus died on the cross, he was thinking of you
     

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