Leadership: Are You Making Heaven Or Hell On Earth?

By E. Brown

I saw this story and thought about it in the context of leadership and management. Take a moment to read it and tell me what kind of leader or manager you’re becoming.

Are You Making Heaven Or Hell On Earth? holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said,
“Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.”

The Lord led the holy man to two doors.

He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle
of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a
large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man’s
mouth water. The people sitting around the table were thin and
sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with
very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it
possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful. But
because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the
spoons back into their mouths.

The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.

The Lord said, “You have seen Hell.”

They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the
same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large
pot of stew which made the holy man’s mouth water. The people were
equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were
well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said, “I
don’t understand.”

It is simple,” said the Lord.
“It requires but one skill. You see they have learned to feed each
other, while the greedy think only of themselves.”

– Author Unknown

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4 thoughts on “Leadership: Are You Making Heaven Or Hell On Earth?

  1. Thanks Virk. Yeh, when I read the story it had profound implications on numerous levels. Thanks for visiting the blog. You can subscribe to get updates in your Inbox.
    Best, -eb

  2. Amy says:

    That story is so true and so true that self-centeredness is our downfall everytime! I guess the root of it all is pride! Thanks for your post referencing Don Boykin. It’s how I found your Blog. He is an awesome man of God!

  3. Amy, glad you found WeirdGuy. I hope you enjoy reading other articles as well. Feel free to tell your friends and subscribe to the email. Regards, -eb

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