THE VIRTUE OF HOSPITALITY
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 small 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 aren’t 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 on their bed where they could have a good night’s 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 source of 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 had everything, yet you helped him,” she accused the older angel. “The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let their cow die!”
“Things aren’t 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 was 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 older angel continued, “the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren’t always what they seem.”
Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until sometime later…
Some people come into our lives and quickly go…
Some people become friends and stay awhile…leaving beautiful footprints on our hearts… and we are never quite the same because we have made a good friend!
Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That’s why it’s called the present!
Now don’t delete this message, because it comes from a very special angel.
Right Now –
-somebody is thinking of you.
-somebody is caring about you.
-somebody misses you
-somebody wants to talk to you.
-somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU TO SEND THIS TO THEM.
Never take away anyone’s hope.