Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Devil's Direction

                      In a convention of devils, the topic of discussion was the modernization of methodology to move more men away from God and heaven. The chairman invited suggestions from the audience.
                     One shrewd devil suggested, “Let us tell people that there is no heaven or hell and so they may enjoy life to the full.”
                   “People will not be convinced; think of better ideas,” ruled the leader of the devils.
                     Another devil, shrewder than the first, made a different suggestion: “We will tell them that there is a heaven of happiness, but no hell. Hence they will assume that their salvation is assured. Then they will live as they please and reach hell.”
                   “But only a few will accept your suggestion,” said the leader.
                    Then the shrewdest of the devils stood up and suggested that  they should tell the people, “Both heaven and hell are real, but there is plenty of time to transform your life-style before death. There is no hurry. So you need not worry and can be merry. Death is a distant event!”
                    All the assembled devils agreed that this was the best direction to draw people to sin. The devils are popularizing this proposal now. Postponement or procrastination of transformation is the Devil’s trickiest temptation. Thus ‘tomorrow’ becomes the busiest day in our life as we postpone to tomorrow, many things to be done today.
                    Nolbett Quayle said, "Tomorrow is the excuse of the lazy and the refuge of the incompetent." Lord Chesterfield said, “Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” The best way to get something done is to begin doing it, without postponing it. 
                   This is the hour to turn to God. Today is the day for our  transformation.
 © By Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India and Leo. S. JohnManiparambilOoriyakunnathKunnumbhagomKanjirappally, Kottayam-686507, Kerala, India.
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