Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Beautiful Parable


Long time friends occasionally send me special articles of human interest
that adapt exceedingly well to my Blog theme. This, from Sydney,
in June of this year, is outstanding!

A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards
sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said, “I don't think
I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something
to eat.” “Is the man of the house home?” they asked. “No, she replied,
“He's out.” “Then we cannot come in,” they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had 
happened. “Go tell them I am home and invite them in!” he advised her.
The woman went out and invited the men in. “We do not go into a house
together,” they replied. “Why is that?” she asked. One of the old men
explained: “His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends;
and pointing to another one, “He is Success, and I am Love.” 
Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband 
which one of us you want in your home.”

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband 
was overjoyed. “How nice!” he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our house with wealth!” His wife disagreed. 
“My dear, why don't we invite Success?” Their daughter-in-law was listening 
from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion, “Would it not be better to invite Love?
   Our home will then be filled with love!”

“Let us heed our daughter-in-law's advice,” said the husband to his wife.
“Go out and invite Love to be our guest.” The woman went out and asked
the three old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be
our guest.” Love got up and started walking toward the house.
The other two also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked
Wealth and Success, “I only invited Love. Why are you coming in?”

The old man replied, “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two
of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Love...wherever He goes,
we go with him. Wherever there is Love,
...there is always Wealth and Success!”

Merle Baird-Kerr
written October 9, 2011

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2 comments:

  1. Merle... Many thanks to Sydney for this.
    Its very special about life !
    Sherrie

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  2. Parables...not only found in the Bible...but we can
    experience these in everyday life...thank you Sherrie

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