There once was a young man- that fell deeply in love
with a beautiful girl. she was too rich and not in his reach.
They loved eachother, but their love could not be. her
parents sent her away and their love vanished that day.
He left and went far away. He isolated himself and a hermit
he became. People knew about him, but they didn't know much.
He had a brother that found out where he was. He would go to
see him every now and then.
The hermit lived in an old shack deep in the woods. his brother
was very different from him. He smoke, drank, gambled and had
many women. The hermit didn't think that was right, but his brother
kepted on living his life.
One day the hermit got very sick and couldn't go out to look for his
food. An Angel came to see him and brought him some food. After
that - the Angel would come everyday and fad him out of her hand.
One day the brother came to see him and the hermit told him that
he had to change his ways, or he would never go to heaven.
He told him look at me - I have already won heaven. I don't have no
sins. I eat out of an Angel's hand everyday. The brother said - that's
good, but I have repented of my sins. That day the Angel left and
never came back. The hermit died all alone.
When he got to heaven - he was told, this is not where you belong.
He asked - why not? You should never brag about yourself. The hermit
was sent to hell. His brother repented and went to heaven. Life is not
what it seems. Sometimes when we think we have gained something -
in a minute - we can lose it all...
Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo
Note: Moral of the story
is - no matter how good we think
we are - we should never brag about it.