Heaven or Hell

A story was told to me once about an African named Mabeecha. This lucky fellow who had “passed on” was given the rare opportunity to tour both heaven and hell and to decide which he would prefer to spend eternity. Mabeecha was taken first to hell and there he saw two long tables crisscrossed similar to the Christian cross and stretching out infinitely in four directions. The tables were covered with a sumptuous spread of food, but because they could not bend their elbows, they could not feed themselves any of the wonderful provisions and potations laid out on the table without resorting to eating like beasts. The people seated at these tables were starving and miserable. Whenever they bent to eat like a beast, the food magically transformed to maggot infested slop in their mouths that they either spit out or … well you have great imaginations, it would suffice to say it was not pretty!

Next, our lucky fellow, Mabeecha was taken to heaven. The thing that surprised him the most about that which he saw there was that the same tables of wonderful provisions and potations that were laid out in hell was laid out here. But the people were well fed, happy and talking, singing, “how I made it over”, “when the saints come marching in”, “amazing grace”, you know these right? Well, they were having a wonderful time. However, these people here could not bend their elbows either. Mabeeecha said that the difference was they cared about more than themselves and fed their neighbors across the table from them.

Now, if you were so lucky to be given a choice, where would you want to be Heaven or Hell? Why?

Commentary:

Special emphasis should be placed on “beasts” here. Does this remind you of anything right here on our planet?

I became a paralegal and educator to help others. I have studied law and have learned various processes that I teach to others, the majority of the time – without cost. The answer to the question above regarding your choice is a rather personalone, but I will share mine. It seems fitting that I would go to hell and show the folks there how they can feed each other. I did NOT say that I would continue to aid anyone to the point of exacerbating their disability or disabling them in some other way. You help, you assist, you teach where ever you can to whom will listen after which it would be in your very best interest to dust your hands off and move around – Period, Case-Closed!

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