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Are you a wealthy man? February 26, 2007

Filed under: Stories — sarah @ 1:10 am

Once a pious man was praying silently. A wealthy merchant, observing the pious man’s devotion and sincerity, was deeply touched by him. The merchant offered him a bag of gold. “I know that you will use the money for God’s sake. Please take it.”

“Just a moment.” The pious man replied. ” I’m not sure if it is lawful for me to take your money. Are you a wealthy man? Do you have more money at home?

“Oh yes. I have at least one thousand gold pieces at home,” claimed the merchant very proudly.

“Do you want a thousand gold pieces more? Asked the pious man.

“Why yes, of course. Every day I work hard to earn MORE money.”

“And do you wish for yet a thousand gold pieces more beyond that?”

“Certainly. Every day I pray that I may earn MORE and MORE MONEY.”

The pious man pushed the bad of gold back to the merchant. “I am sorry, but I cannot take your gold,” he said. “A wealthy man cannot take money from a beggar.”

“How can you call yourself a wealthy man and me a beggar?” the merchant spluttered and looking quite annoyed.

The pious man replied, “I am a wealthy man because I am very content with whatever God has blessed me. You are a beggar, because no matter how much you possess, you are always dissatisfied, and always begging God for MORE”.


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