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Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?

Sunday, May 14

The reason Why

A very religious man lived next door to an atheist.

While the religious one prayed day in, day out, and was constantly on his knees in communion with his Lord, the atheist never even looked twice at a church. The atheist's life was good: he had a well-paying job, a beautiful wife, his children were healthy and good-natured. The pious man's job was strenuous, his wages were low and his wife and children ignored him every day.

So one day, deep in prayer as usual, he raised his eyes towards heaven and asked, "Oh God, I honour You every day. I ask Your advice for every problem and confess to You my every sin. Yet my neighbour, who does not even believe in You and certainly never prays, seems blessed with every happiness, while I go poor and suffer many an indignity. Why is this?"

Came a great voice from above: "Because he does not bother Me all the time!"


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