miercuri, 4 noiembrie 2009

Spoonfeeding

A rabbi spoke with God about heaven and hell.

"I will show you hell," God said, and they went into a room which had a large pot of stew in the middle.

The smell was delicious, but around the pot sat people who were famished and desperate. All were holding spoons with very long handles which reached to the pot, but, because the handles were longer than their arms, it was impossible to get the stew back into their mouths.

"Now I will show you heaven," God said, and they went into an identical room. There was a similar pot of stew, the smell was delicious, and the people had identical spoons, but they were
well-nourished and happy.

The rabbi looked puzzled.

"It's simple," God said. "You see, the people here have learned to feed one another."

(Medieval Jewish story)


Moral: There is nothing we can't achieve if we work together.