Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rex Barker here with a

Parable of Love...

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment. When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, Richness, can you take me with you?" Richness answered, "No, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you."

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. "Vanity, please help me!" "I can't help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat," Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so Love asked, "Sadness, let me go with you."

"Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!"

Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her.

Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come, Love, I will take you." It was an elder. So blessed and overjoyed, Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went her own way. Realizing how much was owed the elder, Love asked Knowledge, another elder, "Who helped me?" It was Time," Knowledge answered. "Time?" asked Love. "But why did Time help me?" Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, "Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is."

Reminding you that we are here to learn to emulate the Divine by practicing unconditional love.


Arkansas Patti said...

Really, really nice Patty. Wouldn't hurt to carry an inflatable raft in our purses just in case time passes us by.

Reader Wil said...

How true, Patty! You are so wise!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Very well said.May this day be filled with love and blessing.

Clytie said...

A very beautiful and thought-invoking story. I'm so glad you shared it.

The Mulligan Family said...

So well said.

I hope that you and Abe are both doing well.

Sorry that I haven't stopped by in a while. I'm still trying to get life back in order after our vacation. Seems like every day goes by faster and faster, with less and less accomplished. But, things are all starting to fall back into place.

Take care - Cindy

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Renie Burghardt said...

Leave it to Rex Barker to come up with a great truism! Very nice.

Have a good evening, Patty.

Margaret Cloud said...

This was such a touching story, and so true.