A man had a dream and in the dream he was having a conversation with the Lord and said…Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like…
The Lord 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. 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 man’s mouth water.
The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here thepeople were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.
The confused 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 themselves.”
“What is our Pot of Stew that we keep for ourselves. Is it our Money and Possessions, our Gifts and Talents or our Time?” Of course it may be none of these but something else that we won’t let go of or share. Or perhaps we do give freely without counting the cost and that pleases the Lord and it is what He asks each of us to do from the Heart.
So we each have a choice to make… “Who do we put first after the Lord, others or ourselves? Jesus Christ made the right choice will we.
John 13: 34 – 35 A new commandment I give unto you, that you Love one another, as I have Loved you, so you must Love one another.” By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you Love one another.
Music – Let there be Love