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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:14 am    Post subject: WHAT IF YOU HAD FOUR WIVES.........
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Once upon a time there was a rich King who had four wives. He
loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and
treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but
the best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much and was always showing her
off to neighboring kingdoms. However, he feared that one day she
would leave him for another.

He also loved his 2nd wife. She was his confidant and was always
kind, considerate and patient with him. Whenever the King faced a
problem, he could confide in her, and she would help him get
through the difficult times.

The King's 1st wife was a very loyal partner and had made great
contributions in maintaining his wealth and kingdom.
However, he did not love the first wife. Although she loved him deeply,
he hardly took notice of her!

One day, the King fell ill and he knew his time was short. He
thought of his luxurious life and wondered, "I now have four wives
with me, but when I die, I'll be all alone."

Thus, he asked the 4th wife, "I have loved you the most, endowed
you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now
that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?" "No way!",
replied the 4th wife, and she walked away without another
word. Her answer cut like a sharp knife right into his heart.

The sad King then asked the 3rd wife, "I have loved you all my
life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?"
"No!", replied the 3rd wife. "Life is too good! When you die, I'm
going to remarry!" His heart sank and turned cold.

He then asked the 2nd wife, "I have always turned to you for help
and you've always been there for me. When I die, will you follow
me and keep me company?" "I'm sorry, I can't help you out this
time!", replied the 2nd wife. "At the very most, I can only walk
with you to your grave." Her answer struck him like a bolt of
lightning, and the King was devastated.

Then a voice called out: "I'll go with you. I'll follow you no
matter where you go." The King looked up, and there was his first
wife. She was very skinny as she suffered from malnutrition and
neglect. Greatly grieved, the King said, "I should have taken much
better care of you when I had the chance!"

In truth, we all have the 4 wives in our lives:

Our 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we
lavish in making it look good, it will leave us when we die.

Our 3rd wife is our possessions, status and wealth.
When we die, it will all go to others.

Our 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how much they
have been there for us, the furthest they can stay by us is up to
the grave.

And our 1st wife is our Soul. Often neglected in pursuit of
wealth, power and pleasures of the world. However, our Soul is the
only thing that will follow us wherever we go.

Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part
of us that will follow us to the throne of God and continue with
us throughout Eternity.

Thought for the day:

Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the
perfect position to pray.

Pass this on to someone you care about - I just did
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