Two traveling Angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the Angels stay in the guest room of the mansion. Instead, they were gave a spare room in the cold basement.
As they made their bed on the hard floor the older Angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger Angel asked why? The older Angle replied, "Things aren't always what they seem."
The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they could, the couple let the Angels sleep in their bed, where they could have a good night's rest.
When the sun came up the next morning the Angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.
The younger Angel was furious and asked the older Angel , "How could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him. The second family had little but was willing to share everything and you let their cow die?"
The older Angel replied, " Things aren't always what they seem."
" When we stayed at the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't be able to find it. Then last night as we slept in the farmer's bed, the Angel of Death came for his wife and I gave her the cow instead."
Makes one think that we should really be alot more generous with ourselves then we are..doesn't it?
Do you believe Angels walk amongst us? I sure do ....