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An old man lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with

his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the

kitchen table reading his Bible.

His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in

every way he could. One day the grandson asked, "Papa, I try to read

the Bible just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bible do?"

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and

replied, "Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a

basket of water." The boy did as he was told, but all the water

leaked out before he got back to the house.

The grandfather laughed and said, "You'll have to move a little faster

next time," and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.

This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he

returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was

impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.

The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of

water. You're just not trying hard enough," and he went out through the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show

his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water

would leak out before he got back to the house. The boy again dipped

the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his

grandfather the basket was again empty.

Out of breath, he said, "See Papa, it's useless!"

"So you think it is useless?" The old man said, "Look at the basket."

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the

basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal

basket and was now clean, inside out.

"Son, that's what happens when you read the Bible. You might not

understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be

changed, inside and out. That is the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives."




From India, Madras
Hi Bala,
What a beautiful short story that was!
It is absoutely true that when you read Geeta, Bhagwat or any spritual book, u will read pages and pages and at the end of the day, you realise that you have not learned anything.. eveything has just totally vanished away from your mind... But no practically, it changes our life, it changes the way we think and act. after some time we can feel this inside our hearts.... that our attitudes or way of work has changed a bit and in long run... that makes u a good human being.
Tke cre

From India, Delhi
Hi Rekha, you are absolutely right. Most of the timer unknowingly it changes certain habits attitudes and life slowly but surely. And hopefully for the good. Thanks bala
From India, Madras
Hi Bala, Please keep posting more on the same ... Regards Deepak
From India, Delhi
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