Friday, November 13, 2009




I have been told a 91-year-old woman died after
living a very long dignified life. When she met
God, she asked Him something that had really
bothered her for a very long time.
"If Man was created in God's image, and if all
men are created equal, Why do people treat each
other so badly?"

God replied that each person who enters our life
has a unique lesson to teach us.
It is only through these lessons that we learn
about life, people and our relationships with God.

This confused the woman, so God began to explain:
"When someone lies to you, it teaches you that
things are not always what they seem.
The truth is often far beneath the surface. Look
beyond the masks people wear if you want to know
what is in their hearts. Remove your own masks
to let people know who you
really are.

When someone steals from you it teaches you that
nothing is forever. Always appreciate what you
have. You never know when you might lose it.
Never take your friends or family for granted,
because today and sometimes only this very moment
is the only guarantee you may have.

When someone inflicts injury upon you, it teaches
you that the human state is a very fragile one.
Protect and take care of your body as best as you
can, it's the one thing that you are sure to have
forever.

When someone mocks you, it teaches you that no
two people are alike. When you encounter people
who are different from you, Do not judge them
by how they look or act, instead base it on
the contents of what is in their hearts.

When someone breaks your heart, it teaches you
that loving someone does not always mean that
the person will love you back. but don't turn
your back on love, because when you find
the right person, the joy that one person brings
you will make up for all of your past hurts.
Times a thousand fold.

When someone holds a grudge against you, it
teaches you that everyone makes mistakes.
When you are wronged, the most virtuous
thing you can do is forgive the offender without
pretense. Forgiving those who have hurt us is
often the most difficult and painful of life's
experiences, but it is also the most courageous
thing a person can do.

When a loved one is unfaithful to you, it teaches
you that resisting temptation is man's greatest
challenge. Be vigilant in your resistance against
all temptations. By doing so, you will be rewarded
with an enduring sense of satisfaction far greater
than the temporary pleasure by which you were
tempted.

When someone cheats you, it teaches you that
greed is the root of all evil. Aspire to make
your dreams come true, no matter how lofty they
may be. do not feel guilty about your success,
but never let an obsession with achieving your
goals lead you to engage in malevolent activities.

When someone ridicules you, it teaches you that
nobody is perfect. Accept people for their merits
and be tolerant of their flaws. Do not ever reject
someone for imperfections over which they have
no control."

Upon hearing the Lord's wisdom, The old woman
became concerned that there are no lessons to
be
learned from man's good deeds. God replied
that
man's capacity to love is the greatest gift
he
has. At the root of kindness and love,
and each
act of love also teaches us a
lesson. The woman's
curiosity deepened.
God, once again began to
explain:

"When someone loves us, It teaches us love,
kindness, charity, honesty, humility, forgiveness,
acceptance, and all of these can counteract all
the evil in the world. For every good deed,
there is one evil deed.
Man alone has the power
to control the balance
between good and evil,
but because the lessons
of love are not taught
often enough, the power
is too often abused.

When you enter someone's life, whether by plan,
chance or coincidence, consider what your lesson
will be. Will you teach love or a harsh lesson
of reality? When you die, will your life have
resulted in more loving or more hurting?
More comfort or more pain?
More joy or more sadness?
Each one of us has the power over
the balance
of the love in the world.
Use it wisely!"


Don't miss an opportunity to nudge
the world's
scale in the right direction!

- - By Unknown Author


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