The Cold Within

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
January 6, 2015

Six humans trapped by happenstance In black and bitter cold. Each one possessed a stick of wood, or so the story’s told.  Their dying fire in need of logs, the first woman held hers back for on the faces around the fire, she noticed one was black.

The next man looking cross the way saw one not of his church, and couldn’t bring himself to give the fire his stick of birch.

The third man sat in tattered clothes; he gave his coat a hitch. Why should his log be put to use to warm the idle rich?

The rich man just sat back and thought of the wealth he had in store. And how to keep what he had earned from the lazy poor.

The black man’s face bespoke revenge as the fire passed from his sight, for all he saw in his stick of wood was a chance to spite the white.

And the last man of this forlorn group did naught except for gain. Giving only to those who gave was how he played the game.  The logs held tight in death’s still hands was proof of human sin. They didn’t die from the cold without, they died from the cold within.

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9 comments
  1. Naomi said:

    Golly that is so sad and touching. May we always be alive to the work the Lord Jesus intends to do through us, and give what we can to a dying world, especially His words of life.

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  2. onemunchingmomma said:

    Thought provoking!

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  3. A bone-chilling cold still holds hope – I think. It just takes longer and a change of circumstances for the inner cold to warm to love.

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  4. I’ve been away. I’ll catch up on the stories eventually. What a good one to come back to! I so hoped someone would relent and set the pace. Sad, sad commentary.

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  5. onemunchingmomma said:

    Reblogged this on 1munchingmomma and commented:
    I just had to share this!

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