Pure Intentions Can Never Go Wrong
Two brothers worked together on a family farm.
One was unmarried and the other married with children.
They shared what they grew equally as they always did, produce and profit.
But one day, the single brother said to himself, “You know, it’s not right that we should share the produce equally, and the profit too.
After all, I’m all alone, just by myself and my needs are simple.
But there is my poor brother with a wife and all those children.
So, in the middle of the night he took a sack of grain from his bin, crept over the field between their houses and dumped it into his brother’s bin.
Meanwhile, unknown to him, his brother had the same thought.
He said to himself, “It is not right that we should share produce and profit equally. After all, I am married and I have my wife to look after me and my children for years to come.”
So he, too, in the middle of the night took to taking a sack of grain from his bin and sneaking across the field to deposit it in his brother’s bin.
For years, both were puzzled as to why their supply did not dwindle.
Well, one night, it just so happened that they both set out for each others houses at the same time.
In the dark, they bumped into each other carrying their sacks.
Each was startled, but then it slowly dawned on them what was happening.
They dropped their sacks and embraced one another.
Suddenly, the dark sky list up and a voice from heaven spoke,
“Here at last is the place where I will build my temple. For where brothers meet in love, there my Presence shall dwell.”
– William Bausch
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