As most of you may know I personally do not believe in the Devil.I surely don't think the Mastermind of all Creation would ever have allowed an entity such as Lucifer to exist. But for today's entry I wanted to share this story called the Devil's Auction which was written by a devouted Christian Scientist named William Rathvon who penned this story almost 100 years ago.Whether you personally believe in the Devil or not I believe the story still has many truths which I hope you will enjoy.
"It was once announced that the Devil was going out of business and would offer his tools for sale to whoever would pay his price. On the night of the sale, they were all attractively displayed, and a bad-looking lot they were. Malice, envy, hatred, jealousy, carnality, deceit, and all the other implements of evil were spread out, each marked with its price. Apart from the rest lay a harmless looking, wedge-shaped tool, much worn and priced much higher than the other tools."
"Someone asked the Devil what it was. "Thats discouragement," was the reply.
"Well, why do you have it priced so high?"
"Because," replied the Devil. "it is more useful to me than any of the others. I can pry open and get inside a man's(or woman's) consciousness with that tool when I couldn't get near him or her with any of the other tools, and when once inside, I can use them in whatever way suits me best. It is so much worn because I use it with nearly everybody, as very few people yet know that it belongs to me."
"You say you use this wedge of discouragement with nearly everybody. With whom can't you use it?"
The Devil hesitated a long time and finally said in a low voice,"I can't use it in getting into the consciousness of a grateful person." Obviously, grateful Spirits cannot be confined! So just how Grateful are you this vfery moment my friends? I hope all of you are forever eternally grateful for all you are blessed with. My hope is that this new week will be filled with much love, peace, joy, and inner contentment for all of you. And please dont forget to do something nice for someone just because you can.Let your Love Light Shine! "HUGS" to all.