The stench of hatred!

January 17, 2014 by  
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stench of hatredA teacher decided to let her class play a game. She told each child to bring along a plastic bag containing a few cooked potatoes.

Each potato was to be given a name of a person that the child hated, so the number of potatoes that a child would have in the bag would depend on the number of people he/she hated.

So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the person he/she hated. Some had five, another 7, one as many as 9. The teacher then told the children to carry the plastic bag with them wherever they went (even to the toilet) for a week.

Days passed and the children started to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by the rotten potatoes. Besides some found the bags too heavy to carry around all the time. After a week the children were relieved that the game had finally ended.

The stench of hatred The teacher asked how it felt to be carrying potatoes for a week. The children let out their frustrations and started complaining of the trouble that they had to go through having to carry the heavy and smelly potatoes wherever they went.

Then the teacher told them, “This is exactly the situation when you carry your hatred for somebody inside your heart. The stench of the hatred will contaminate your heart and you will carry it wherever you will go.

If you cannot tolerate the smell of rotten potatoes for just one week, can you imagine what it is to live a lifetime with the stench emanating from within you.”

– fwd: reuben tellis

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