A man spoke with the Lord about heaven and hell. The Lord said to the man, “Come, I will show you hell.” They entered a room where a group of people sat around a huge pot of stew. Everyone was desperate and starving. Each held a spoon that reached the pot, but each spoon had a handle that’s longer than their own arm and it could not be used to get the stew into their own mouths.
The suffering was terrible.
“Come, now I will show you heaven,” the Lord said after awhile. They entered another room, identical to the first- the group of people, the pot of stew, and the same long-handled spoons. But there, everyone was happy and well-nourished.
“I don’t understand,: said the man. “Why are they happy here when they were miserable in the other room but everything was alike?
The Lord smiled and said, “Ah, it’s simple, here they have learned to feed each other.”
Footnote: Sis. Dey from SFC-Pandacan gave this letter to me