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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blessing Or Curse- story by Michael Josephson

(The story by Michael Josephson has been forwarded to SOCM FORUM @Yahoogroup,com by Mark Sedrak. New World thanks Respected Chev. Thomas Daniel for granting permission to publish it in our Publication. The SOCM FORUM @Yahoogroup is a famous one and it is standing for the truth ,justice and love among men.Thanks -New World)Republished from 12/21/09

Blessing or Curse?

Two men lost their way in a forest.

The first one despaired, but the second one said maybe some good will come of this.

They came upon a stranger who needed the second man’s help.

The stranger turned out to be a prince who gave the man a beautiful horse.

His neighbors praised his good luck and said, “How blessed you are to have such a magnificent animal.”

The man said, “Who’s to say whether it’s a blessing or a curse?”

The next day the horse ran away, and the neighbors said, “How horrible that you were cursed with the loss of your horse.”

The man replied, “Who’s to say whether it’s a curse or a blessing? Perhaps some good will come of this.”

The next day the horse returned, leading five wild ones.

“You were right!” his neighbors exclaimed, “The curse was a blessing in disguise. Now you’re blessed with six horses.”

The man replied, “Perhaps, but who’s to say whether it’s a blessing or a curse?”

The next day, his only son tried to ride one of the wild horses. He was thrown to the ground and broke his leg.

The neighbors said, “How wise you were. Your blessing was really a curse.”

The man replied, “There may be good yet. Who’s to say whether it’s a curse or a blessing?”

The next week, soldiers came through the village and took every able-bodied boy to fight in a war where it was almost certain all would be killed. Because the man’s son was injured, he was the only one not taken.

“How blessed are you to have your son!” the neighbors said.

The man replied, “Who’s to say? I don’t know whether there’s a curse in every blessing, but I’m sure there’s a blessing in every curse.”

This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.

1 comment:

Josephson Institute said...

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