Hell and Heaven ~ The “small” Difference.

Please try to ponder on what is the deep meaning here :-

*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 starving. 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 holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.

The Lord said, ‘You have seen the 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 Lord said, ‘You have seen the Heaven.’

The holy man said, ‘I don’t understand the difference between two.

‘ It is simple’ said the Lord, ‘it requires but one skill.   You see, they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy men in the hell think only of themselves.’

 (Moral: Learn to Share)

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A Tour of Heaven

A Tour of Heaven

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A newly arrived soul in Heaven was met by St.Peter.  The saint toured the soul around Heaven.  Both of them walked side by side inside a large workroom filled with angels.

 

St.Peter stopped in front of the first section and said,”This is the Receiving Section.  Here, all the petitions to God said in prayer are received.”

 

The soul looked at the section, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets from all the people of the world.

 

They walked again until they reached the 2nd section, and St.Peter told the soul, “This is the Packaging and Delivery Section.  Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are packed and delivered to the people who asked for them down on earth.”

The soul saw how busy it was.  There were so many angels working in that room, since so many blessings were being packed and delivered to Earth.

 

Finally, at the farthest corner of the room, the soul stopped at the last section.  To the surprise of the soul, only one angel stayed there idly, doing nothing.

 

“This is the Acknowledging Section,” St. Peter told the soul.

 

The soul asked, “How is that, there is no work here?”

 

“That’s the sad thing,” St. Peter answered, “after the people received the blessings they asked for, very few send their acknowledgments.”

 

“How does one acknowledge God’s blessings?”

 

“Simple,” St. Peter answered, “Just say “Thank you, Lord.”

 

~Author Unknown~

 

There is a quote that goes "you can judge a man by whether he will ask for a light load 
or a strong back."

 It's the principle of the principal.

 "to whom much is given. . .. . . much is required."