Saturday, June 2, 2007

Inspirational Stories

A Small Help at the right Time:

"One night, at 11:30 PM, an older African American
woman was standing on the side of an Alabama
highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car
had broken down and she desperately needed a ride.
Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.

A young white man stopped to help her, generally
unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took
her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into
a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote
down his address and thanked him.

Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's
door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was
delivered to his home. A special note was attached.

It read: 'Thank you so much for assisting me on the
highway the other night. The rain drenched not only
my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along.
Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying
husband's bedside just before he passed away. God
bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others.
Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole. '"

A man went to a barbershop to have a haircut and his beard trimmed.
As the Barber began to work,they began to have a good conversation.
They talked about so many things and various subjects.When they eventually touched on the subject of God,the barber said:"I don't believe that God exists""Why do you say that?" asked the customer.
"Well,you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist.Tell me,if God exists,would there be so many sick people?would there be abandoned children?If God existed,there would be neither suffering nor pain.I can't imagine God would allow all of these things."
The customer thought for a moment,but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument.The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.
Just after he left the barbershop,he saw a man in the street with long,stringy,dirty hair and an untrimmed beard.He looked dirty and unkempt.
The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber: "you know what?Barbers do not exist.""How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber."I am here,and i am a barber.And i just worked on you!"
"No!" the customer exclaimed."Barbers don't exist because if they did,there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards,like the man outside".
"Ah,but barbers DO exist!That's what happens when people do not come to me."
"Exactly!" affirmed the customer."That's the point!God,too,DOES exist!That's what happens when people do not go to him and don't look to him for help.That's why so much pain and suffering in the world".


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