Thursday, March 26, 2009

Freely Give, Freely Receive


Two rich men were celebrating with their guests in the same hotel at the same time.

The first man was sitting with his friends at the main table while the servants and the helpers were standing at the entrance welcoming people. They were enjoying all the exotic and costly food and drink. Once in a while, the rich man looked around at the surrounding people, nodding his head and smiling with satisfaction. There were also tables for special people. The rest of the crowd had to line up for their turn to fill their plates with food since it was served in buffet style. Sometimes they had to squeeze and push to get their food. Sometimes they had to wait in hunger for a long while before the food was replenished. The rich man was boasting to his friends how he had served a multitude of people. Very soon the grand party was over. Some went off feeling full and satisfied. Others left with disgust and disappointment when they had to leave with hungry stomach. The rich man was smiling happily but not all his guests.

The second rich man was different. He stood at the entrance welcoming all his guests. He shook many hands and greeted the huge crowd with joy. He was full of smiles and laughter. So were all his guests. He made sure that he had enough tables and food for all his guests. And he served the best food and drink for everyone. He even made sure that there were enough well-organized programs to entertain his guests, to make it a meaningful and eventful evening for everyone. It was really a grand party where everyone was happy and excited. Many stayed on until quite late, enjoying the company of the rich man. The rich man was laughing with joy, and so were all his guests.

The secret of happiness is to make other people happy. Share your bounties and share your time.

Freely give, freely receive. As you freely receive God’s love, you should also freely give of His love to the people around you.

Few people know this, and their lives are miserable until they are on their deathbed...

7 comments:

kruel74 said...

You can even see this during weddings and not necessarily rich or poor as some love to make sure all that are invited are comfortable and some just seat at one place expecting people to come...

gLoR!e said...

i agree, that not all of us can freely give some would do share for vanity!:)

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Giving to others always makes me feel good. Always enjoy your illustrations!

vhingF said...

hi...sir,
thanks for following my blog then leaving a comment.

I beleive that all your story was happened in reality.Your great educator.Everyday I'm here not just dropping EC's but I learned and remember my life before.

momgen said...

wow the story is amazing thanks for sharing.

threadsofmagique said...

Well written and so very true. Thank you

Salute said...

So true and it couldn't been said in a better way.