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Author Topic: A parable is an invitation to true wealth.  (Read 2075 times)

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jER

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A parable is an invitation to true wealth.
« on: July 21, 2007, 08:01:34 PM »

Consider this parable of a rich man named, Carl.

This successful business man often rode his horse around his vast estate, so he could congratulate himself on his great wealth.

One day while out riding, he saw Hans, an old tenant farmer. Hans had just sat down
beneath a tree to eat his lunch, and Carl heard him give thanks to God for it.

Carl said, "If thatís all I had - I wouldnít feel like giving thanks."
Hans replied, "It is enough and I am thankful."

Then Hans added, "It is strange that you should come by today, for I had a dream last night that the richest man in the valley will die, tonight. I donít know what it means, perhaps nothing, but I thought - I should tell you."

Carl laughed it off. Then he turned and galloped away. But, these words troubled him because he was obviously the richest man in the valley. That evening he called his friend and personal physician to come over. He told him what Hans had said. After a thorough examination his doctor said, "Carl, you are as strong and healthy as your horse. Thereís no way youíre going to die tonight."

To reassure him, the doctor stayed with Carl, and they played cards throughout the night. As dawn broke, Carl thanked his friend and confessed how foolish he felt for being upset by the old manís dream.

Just then a messenger arrived at Carlís door. "What is it?" Carl asked.

The messenger replied, "Hans died last night in his sleep."

- jER
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rick

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Re: A parable is an invitation to true wealth.
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2007, 09:10:54 PM »

good one!!!! and just at the right time.....................rick
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musicman

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Re: A parable is an invitation to true wealth.
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2007, 10:14:30 PM »

Actually, Carl is a minister of a mega church.
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jER

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Re: A parable is an invitation to true wealth.
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2007, 02:44:18 PM »

Probably Baptist   ;)

- jER
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iris

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Re: A parable is an invitation to true wealth.
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2007, 05:16:44 PM »

That was interesting!  ;D
Thanks for sharing.


Iris
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gmik

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Re: A parable is an invitation to true wealth.
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2007, 10:55:47 PM »

Riches that neither moth nor rust can carrode!!

(paraphrased badly, sorry)
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cjwood

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Re: A parable is an invitation to true wealth.
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2007, 02:58:55 AM »

Consider this parable of a rich man named, Carl.

This successful business man often rode his horse around his vast estate, so he could congratulate himself on his great wealth.

One day while out riding, he saw Hans, an old tenant farmer. Hans had just sat down
beneath a tree to eat his lunch, and Carl heard him give thanks to God for it.

Carl said, "If thatís all I had - I wouldnít feel like giving thanks."
Hans replied, "It is enough and I am thankful."

Then Hans added, "It is strange that you should come by today, for I had a dream last night that the richest man in the valley will die, tonight. I donít know what it means, perhaps nothing, but I thought - I should tell you."

Carl laughed it off. Then he turned and galloped away. But, these words troubled him because he was obviously the richest man in the valley. That evening he called his friend and personal physician to come over. He told him what Hans had said. After a thorough examination his doctor said, "Carl, you are as strong and healthy as your horse. Thereís no way youíre going to die tonight."

To reassure him, the doctor stayed with Carl, and they played cards throughout the night. As dawn broke, Carl thanked his friend and confessed how foolish he felt for being upset by the old manís dream.

Just then a messenger arrived at Carlís door. "What is it?" Carl asked.

The messenger replied, "Hans died last night in his sleep."

- jER


and here is me thinking it was going to end as, the messenger replied to carl, "your horse has just died".

claudia
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DuluthGA

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Re: A parable is an invitation to true wealth.
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2007, 03:34:20 AM »

THREE WINKS UP!!

 ;) ;) ;)

Janice
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