Monday, June 23, 2008

Discouragement - Beware of the evil tool

Beware of the evil tool

A Chinese legend describes how the father of Sin decided to have a sale and dispose of all his tools to anyone who would pay his price.
The implements were laid out in a row for inspection and among others were tools labeled "Malice," "Envy," "Hatred," "Jealousy" and "Deceit." Every one had a price tag on it. Apart form the others lay a harmless-looking, wedge-shaped tool, very much worn from use, that was priced a great deal higher than the rest.
One of the buyers asked the Devil what it was. "That," he answered, "is Discouragement; and it's in fine shape."
"But why have you priced it so high?"

"Because it is more useful to me than any of the others. I can pry open and get inside a man's consciousness with that wedge when I couldn't get near him with any of the others. And believe me, once I do get inside I can use that man in whatever way suits me best. Of course, you'll notice it is well worn. That's because I use it with nearly everybody, for very few of you mortals know that it belongs to me."

However, the price was so high that this particular tool was never sold. The Devil still owns it, and is still using it.

-- The Ambassador.
Golden Nuggets of Thought Ezra L Marler

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