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Two Angels

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.  The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room.  Instead the angels were given a space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.  When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, “Things are not always what they seem.”

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.  After sharing what little food they had, the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good nights rest.

When the sun came up the next morning, the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears.  Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel, “How could you have let this happen?”  The first man we stayed with had everything, yet you helped him!”  The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let their cow die.”

“Things are not always what they seem,” the older angel replied.  When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall.  Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.  Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife.  I gave her the cow instead.  Things are not always what they seem.!”

~ Author Unknown ~

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Helping One Another

It saddens my heart to know that so many are suffering.  Some by natural disaster, some because of others, still others because of themselves.  All the same, it comes down to us needing one another.  Whatever our personalities or circumstances, a friend is a friend is a friend.  Similarly, we could also be that person, that difference in someone else’s life.  I was, am, and will always be blessed enough to be graced by such wonder and beauty in my life.  So now, that love will carry on and be what it is meant to be…  God’s will in His mercy.  For, however way we look at our lives, essentially, we’re all the same, afraid, alone, and weak, thirsting to drink from that fountain of life that ultimately brings peace and joy.  And, the only path to that, I believe, is by interweaving ourselves with those around us in a real way.  By, helping and giving, by uniting.  And, so, the world is waiting for us…  243 ga

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