Peter is very busy in Heaven, so he leaves a sign by the pearly gates: “For Service Ring Bell.”
Away he goes but barely gets started when BING! The bell rings. He rushes back to the gates, but no one’s there. Peter goes back to work when suddenly BING! The bell rings again. He rushes back to the gates, but no one’s there. A little annoyed, Peter goes back to work. Suddenly, BING! The bell rings again. Peter goes back; again, no one’s there.
“Okay, that’s it,” Peter says. “I’m going to hide and watch to see what’s going on.” So Peter hides, and a moment later, a little old man walks up and rings the bell.
Peter jumps out and yells, “Aha! Are you the guy who keeps ringing the bell?”
“Yes, that’s me,” the little old man says.
“Well, why do you keep ringing the bell and going away?” Peter asks.
“I can’t help it they keep resuscitating me! he replies.
Why isn’t there a mouse-flavored cat food?
Thought for the day
“The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life” (Galatians 6:7-8 The Message).
Selfishness destroys relationships. It is the number one cause of conflict, arguments, divorce, and even war.
Selflessness brings out the best in others. It builds trust in relationships. In fact, if you start acting selfless in a relationship, it forces the other person to change, because you’re not the same person anymore, and they have to relate to you in different way.