A Parable

Dec 1, 2009, 11:28 AM |

This is just a parable I came up with when I was sitting outside...

                                     The Four Brothers

  One day A father of four sons wanted to send them out into the world on their own.  He told his servants to write a book on the rules they should follow while they were there, not to be mean, but to help them.  When the books were completed he gave them tho his sons and told them to follow what it said, then he let them go to make their own decisions.

     The first son read the book avidly and stayed true to what it said. He did only good and set an example for others. So he had many friends, a family, and a wonderfully lived life.

     The second son read some of the book and put it on a shelf to be forgotten. He remained to himself and his friends and was not very outgoing to others. So he lost some friends and gained some friends, got married but lived a bad marriage, and so lived a live of many troubles.

     The third son never read the book and got into trouble many times due to his bad behavior. He had few friends and they were all bad. He never married, got into drugs, and got into a "party" lifestile instead of doing work.

     The fourth son despised his father and burned his book in fury. He killed those who hated him and lived a life wanted and without friends. He was eventually put in jail for the rest of his life.

                           I tell you these people are still living those same lives today... Which will you live?