The Difference Between Heaven And Hell

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I heard a story the other day, and I thought I'd share it with everyone. I'm not entirely sure, but I think it may have come from an old Ann Landers column or something...

The Difference Between Heaven And Hell

A devout man went to sleep one night, and dreamed that he was face to face with God.

"God," he said, "I have a question. I've always heard about Heaven and Hell -- how one is a divine Paradise, and the other pure Evil. But I never FULLY understood either of them. They were never REAL to me. Can You explain them so that I can FINALLY understand?"

"Dear Child," God replied, "that is a simple matter. Follow me, and I will SHOW you the answer."

God led him to a room sealed by a huge door. He opened the door, and the man could smell a rich, appetizing stew simmering. He saw a myriad of people standing around the pot, all with wooden spoons in their hands. They were emaciated and saddened, as the handles of the spoons were much too long for them to reach their mouths, and the stew would spill on the floor whenever someone would try to feed himself.

God explained to me that this was Hell.

He then took me to another room. Same pot of stew, same spoon, same myriad of people. Only they were beaming and happy. Each looked VERY well-fed and content.

"This is Heaven," God said.

"But I don't understand. Everything in both rooms is identical, yet these people are happy and well-fed. Why?"

"Because, My Child," God explained, "They have learned to feed one another."

Isn't that our quest as well? Feed those that cannot feed themselves -- physically, emotionally, financially, or spiritually.

Be blessed, everyone. *Kisses Always*
Haylee V

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