A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.
She said, "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat."
"No," she said, "he's out,"
In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.
The woman went out and invited the men in.
"We do not go into a House together," they replied.
One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, "He is Success, and I am Love."
Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home."
"How nice!" he said. "Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!"
Their daughter was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion.
"Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!"
"Let us heed our daughter's advice," said the husband to his wife "Go out and invite Love to be our guest."
The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, "Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest."
Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: "I only invited Love, why are you coming in?"
The old men replied together: "If you had invited Wealth or Success the other two of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever he goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!"
|Where there is pain, I wish you peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, I wish you a renewed confidence in your ability to work through them. |
Where there is tiredness, or exhaustion, I wish you understanding, patience, and renewed strength.
Where there is fear, I wish you love, and courage.
LIST TO LIVE BY
The greatest Joy...............................Giving