Story of fruit...
Blog :Circulated Stories
Date: 4/14/2012 11:50:00 AM
In the desert, fruit was scarce. God called one of his prophets and said:- Each person may only eat one fruit a day.
The custom was obeyed for many generations, and the ecology of theplace was preserved. Since the remaining fruit supplied seeds, othertrees appeared. Soon, the entire region was turned into fertile soil,which was the envy of other towns.
But the people continued to eat one fruit a day – they remainedfaithful to what the ancient prophet of their forefathers had toldthem. However they never allowed the inhabitants of other villages totake advantage of the abundant harvest with which they were rewardedeach year.
The result was that fruit rotted on the ground.
God called a new prophet and said:
- Let them eat as much fruit as they like. And ask them to share the abundance with their neighbors.
The prophet came to the town with the new message. But he was stoned– for by now the custom was ingrained in the hearts and minds of eachof the inhabitants.
With time, the younger villagers began to question the barbaric oldcustom.
But, since the tradition of the elders was unbending, theydecided to abandon the religion. Thus, they could eat as much fruit asthey wished, and give the rest to those in need of food.
The only people who remained faithful to the local church, werethose who considered themselves saints. But in truth they were unableto see how the world changes, and recognize how one must change with it.