Virtue of the Week: Servitude

ServitudeHEAVEN AND HELL

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 famished people sat around a huge pot of cooking stew. Everyone in the room was starving and desperate. Each person held a spoon that reached the pot but each spoon had a handle so much longer than their own arms 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..

They entered another room identical to the first, the big pot of stew, the group of people and the same long-handled spoons. But here everyone was happy and well nourished.

“I don’t understand” said the man.

“Why is everyone happy here and miserable in the other room? Everything is the same.”

“Here,” said the Lord “they have learned to serve each other ”

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OLD WARWICK

A man became lost while driving through the country. As he tried to read a map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn’t injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. Seeing a farmhouse just down the road, the man walked over to ask for help. “Warwick can get you out of the ditch,” the farmer said, pointing to an old mule standing in a field. The man looked at the haggard mule, and then looked back at the farmer, who just stood there nodding. “Yup, old Warwick can do the job.” The man figured he had nothing to lose, so the two men and Warwick made their way back to the ditch. After the farmer hitched the old mule to the car, he snapped the reigns and shouted. “Pull, Fred! Pull, Jack! Pull, Ted! Pull, Warwick!” With very little effort, the lone mule pulled the car from the ditch. The man was amazed. He thanked the farmer, patted the mule and asked, “Why did you call out all those other names before you called Warwick?” The farmer grinned and said, “Old Warwick is just about blind. As long has he believes he’s part of a team, he doesn’t mind pulling.”

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.Mother Teresa