Things aren’t always what they seem


Things aren’t always what they seemTwo touring angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a rich family.
The family was rude and rejected to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guests room. Rather the angels were provided a little space in the cold basement.
As they made their bed on the tough floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and fixed it. When the young angel asked why, the older angel replied, “Things aren’t always what they seem.”
The up coming night the pair came to rest at the home of a very poor, but very welcoming farmer and his wife.
After giving what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest. When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.
The young angel was infuriated and asked the older angel, “How could you have let this occur? The 1st man had almost everything, yet you helped him.” – she accused. “The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.”
“Things aren’t always what they seem.” – the older angel replied.
“When we stayed in the underground room of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so addicted with greed and not willing to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it. Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow rather. Things aren’t always what they seem.”

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