Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Distribution

Once upon a time there lived a God fearing King who wanted his poverty stricken subjects to be fed during the recent famine. So he asked his counsel to arrange for all the poor to come to his kingdom where grain would be given to them. The King was astonished to see a large number of people come to his kingdom for the grain. He wondered over how the distribution would take place smoothly and who should be assigned the duty to fulfill the daunting job. An announcement was made as to who could distribute the food amongst the poor in a manner like God. The King’s advisor volunteered to do the job and told the king it will be taken care of diligently.

After a couple of hours the king's advisor comes back and tells the king that the work was done and that all the subjects received their portion of grain. The king is dumb-founded over the swiftness of the distribution and immediately doubts the advisor and he is interrogated by the king.

The advisor replies, “I did it like you ordered. You wanted the distribution to be done exactly like how God would have done it.”
The king nods his head but still wants to know how come it took so little time.

The advisor says, “Well, I gave full cups of grain to some, to some I gave half a cup, and then to others I gave a few grains….just like how God distributes wealth and food…”

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