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Six-Foot Chopsticks

by Fr. Jack McArdle with Aneel Aranha

"The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same." (Luke 3:11)

A man was wondering what hell and heaven might be like. One night he had a dream, in which he was taken to visit hell and heaven.

Hell consisted of a large room, with a long table down the centre, and the table was laden with every kind of food. The people sitting around the table, however, were totally emaciated and malnourished, as each had six-foot long chopsticks, and they were unable to get the food up to their mouths.

Next-door was heaven, which was also a large room, with a long table down the centre, and, once again, the table was laden with all kinds of food. In this case, also, the people had six-foot long chopsticks. However, they were all happy, fulfilled, and contented, as each picked up some food, and fed the person sitting opposite.

Hell and heaven are both real places and every one of us is going to finally end up in one or the other. Let us all be determined to make it to the latter.


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