A man spoke with the Lord about Heaven and Hell. "I will show you Hell,"
said the Lord. And they went into a room which had a large pot of stew in
the middle. The smell was delicious and around the pot sat people who were
famished and desperate. All were holding spoons with very long handless
which reached to the pot, but because the handles of the spoons were longer
than their arms, it was impossible to get the stew into their mouths. Their
suffering was terrible.
"Now I will show you Heaven," said the Lord, and they went into an
identical room. There was a similar pot of stew and the people had the same
identical spoons, but they were well nourished, talking and happy.
At first the man did not understand.
"It is simple," said the Lord. "You see, they have learned to feed each