|Castles in the sand|
There was beautiful seaside sand around Johnny’s home and Johnny loved to get to it and build beautiful castles. Often times his mother would have to come out and say, “Johnny your castles are very nice, but please don’t not spend so much time on them, your papa says, spend some time in studying your school books too, that is what will last in the long run, these are castles in the sand, they will be swept away with the first tide.” Johnny would often respond,
“ I don’t believe a word of what papa says,” continuing with play until it became too dark to continue.
Humans too spend a lot of time building homes, family, career, skills, wealth etc. and if someone with a spiritual bent of mind comes along and says, “Dear friend, your works are very nice, but please don’t spend so much time on them, The saints and prophets say, spend some time with God and your soul, that is what will last in the long run, these are castles in the sand, they will be swept away one day when the time comes. ”Many a human would respond,
“ I don’t believe a word of what the saints and prophets say,” continuing with play until it became too dark to continue.
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