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08/10/19 Weekend Grif.Net – How Poor We Are

08/10/19 Weekend Grif.Net – How Poor We Are

One day, a =
father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country =
with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They =
spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be =
considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the =
father asked his son, “How was the =
trip?”

 

“It was =
great, Dad.”

 

“Did you =
see how poor people live?” the father =
asked.

 

“Oh =
yeah,” said the son.

 

“So, =
tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the =
father.

 

The son =
answered, “I saw that we have one child and they had six. We have =
a swimming pool by the garden, and they have a creek that has no end. We =
have imported lanterns in our garden, and they have the stars at night. =
Our patio reaches to the front yard, and they have the whole horizon. We =
have a small piece of land to live on, and they have fields that go =
beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. =
We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property =
to protect us; they have friends to protect =
them.”

 

The =
boy’s father was speechless.

 

Then his son =
added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we =
are.”

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"