Fraternal Greetings Brethren.
Frequently, when I am searching for something to communicate, I receive a GEM from one of my fellow Brothers of associates.
The same has happened once again and I have recorded below a beautiful “VIEW ON LIFE AND THE EFFECTS WE COULD HAVE ON OTHERS” A huge thank you to Bro. Doug McDougall for sharing this with us.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CRACK POTS A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole, which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of a long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and one half pots full of water to his house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of it’s accomplishments, perfect for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of it’s own imperfection and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do. After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer on day by the stream. The Pot said “ I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you. I have been able to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and don’t get full value for your efforts” The Bearer said to the pot “ Did you notice that there were flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side”? That’s because I have always known about your flaw, and I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you’ve watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. “Without you being just the what you are, there would not be this beauty to grace my home.”
MORAL Each of us has our own unique FLAWS. We’re all cracked pots, but it is the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so interesting and rewarding. You’ve got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall be bent out of shape. Remember to appreciate all the different people in your life ==
including all your CRACK POT FRIENDS.
A Living Proverb Determination to be wise, is the first step toward becoming wise! and with your wisdom develop common sense and good judgment. If you exalt wisdom, she will exalt you. Hold her fast and she will lead you to great honour, she will place a beautiful crown on your head. Listen and do as I say, and you will have a long, good life.
Sincerely & Fraternally Norman McEvoy