By a Pail and a Shovel

hieroglyph By hieroglyph, 16th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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An analogy on Human’s innate arrogance of absolute intelligence.

By a Pail and a Shovel

A man was born on the generation after the Fourteenth Crusade, he was named Thomas. He was raised by his parents with great holiness to the extent that he was made to read the Scriptures daily, pray with his knees bent and eyes deeply closed.

Thomas, though a believer of God, still is in doubt with His existence having the main confusion– as to God’s persona, having three persons as a single God. He searched for an answer to the deepest question that he has... as to the mystery of the Living God. Been to different places, visited different churches of the Fourteenth Period just to find information that would link an answer to the Sacred Mysteries of The One called God – still he found none.

During his days of wandering, the Lord was upon Him, observing and being with Him all his days. Then came a day that God sent Uriel, one of the Holy Angels to Earth.

Uriel descended in a form of a child. He went down by the shore of the river Jordan carrying a pail and a shovel. At that very same place, Thomas was seated on a log at a distant area when he saw the child.The child at first started digging a hole on the muddy shore, making it deep as the length of the shovel could reach. Eventually the child tried fetching the water of the river by a pail transferring it to the hole which he had dug.

Thomas with all his thought wondering what the child is doing, he came near the child and asked,

“Child, what are you doing?”
The child answered not.

“Child, what are you doing?!” Thomas again asked.
Still the child answered not, but continued what he has been doing.

For the third time Thomas asked,
“Child what are you doing?”

The child then answered,
“I’m transferring all the waters of Jordan into the hole I dug so I could have the vast river on this hole and I would have control of it by my hands.”

Thomas exclaimed and said,
“Oh, little innocent! Being a child I understand that you don’t know what you are doing, but it would be of a fool’s thinking to transfer the vast water of the river to this hole that is with a circumference of a fruit basket.”

Uriel answered,
“Thomas, dear child, one of the many creations of God! Only human, trying to learn the secrets of the Heavens, finding answers to questions as to the mysteries of the Lord of Hosts, human as you are, as small as this hole, trying to know the mysteries as great as the river.”

“To tell you son, you never would know the secrets of the mysteries of Heaven, because you’re only a part of the great and sacred mystery of the Lord of Hosts. You never would be able to know its mystique. It’s vast that a dot like you cannot comprehend, like the waters of the great river Jordan that this hole cannot contain.”

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author avatar SiddiQ
16th Dec 2010 (#)

Very good imagery! Beautiful! Well done!

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author avatar christopheranton
16th Dec 2010 (#)

Very wise angel that.

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author avatar hieroglyph
16th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks SiddiQ... also Christopher thanks...

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author avatar Denise O
17th Dec 2010 (#)

Nice read, I really enjoyed it.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar hieroglyph
17th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks for the positive input Denise...

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author avatar Funom Makama
1st Nov 2011 (#)

I love your expressions and the way you let this out. Why not check out my story and tell me what you think. It was a 5 minutes inspiration I wrote down and I am scared it may not be as great as I thought.

Nice work and please keep it up

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author avatar Esther Thornburg
30th Jul 2013 (#)

Like the words, only a part of the whole.

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