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The Parable Of The Spoons ( Short But Good Story )

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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
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 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 see, they
have learned to feed each other. While the greedy think only of

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