Rosemead Kiwanis Club
"Serving the Community Since 1945"
The Fax of Life
A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley
January 26, 1997 Vol. 2, No. 13
Heaven and Hell - The Real Difference
A man spoke with the Lord about heaven and hell.
The Lord said to the man, "Come, I will show you hell."
They entered a room where a group of people sat around a hug pot of stew. Everyone was famished, desperate and starving. Each held a spoon that reached the pot, but each spoon had a handle so much longer than their own arm that it could not be used to get the stew into their own mouths. The suffering was terrible.
"Come, now I will show you heaven," the Lord said after a while.
They entered another room, identical to the first--the pot of stew, the group of people, the same long-handled spoons. But there everyone was happy and
"I don’t understand," said the man. "Why are they happy here when they were
miserable in the other room and everything was the same?"
The Lord smiled.
"Ah, it is simple," he’said. "Here they have learned to feed each other."
----- Ann Landers
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. All of its Clubs are independently-run community service groups.
The Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley normally meets at the Heavenly Café in Scott's Valley, CA, on Wednesdays at 7 am - see the Scott's Valley Kiwanis website @ http://svkiwanis.org for details; The Kiwanis Club of Rosemead normally meets on Thursdays at 12:10 in Rosemead, CA - see the Rosemead Kiwanis website @ http://rosemeadkiwanis.org for confirmation and directions. Visitors are welcome to join meetings of either club anytime.
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