Why is it that some people can resolve the most complicated problems really easily, where as others agonize over every tiny crisis and end up drowning in a glass of water?’ I asked.
Crab replied by telling the following story............................................
‘Once upon a time, there was a man who had shown kindness all his life.
When he died, everyone assumed that he would go straight to Heaven, for the only possible place for a good man like him.
The man wasn’t particularly bothered about going to Heaven, but that was where he went.
Now in those days, service in heaven was not that easy.
The reception desk was extremely inefficient, and the girl who received him gave only a cursory glance through the index cards before her and when she couldn’t find the man’s name, she sent him straight to Hell.
And in Hell no one was there to ask him his identity, for anyone who turns up is invited in. The man entered and stayed.
Some days later, people stormed up to the gates of Heaven to demand an explanation from Yamraj.
“What you’re doing is pure terrorism!” they said. “You sent that man down into Hell, and he’s completely undermining us! Right from the start, there he was listening to people, looking them in the eye, talking to them.
“And now everyone’s sharing their feelings and hugging and kissing. That’s not the sort of thing we want in Hell! Please, let him into Heaven!’
When Crab had finished telling the story, and fondly said:
‘Live your life with so much love in your heart that if, by mistake, you were sent to Hell, the Devil himself would deliver you up to Paradise.’